Samizdata - 1:37 am on Aug 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
You have not consented to their forwarding the email, or printing it out. Should those be illegal?
No, because my consent is not required.
To repeat my question, do you think the Gmail spam filter is an invasion of privacy?
Whether it is or not is besides the point.
I cannot consent to something that I cannot alternatively refuse consent to.
I said you have consented to certain things you can reasonably expect them to do
Apparently I can reasonably expect the NSA to read my email too.
It is not a secret.
That does not mean that I have given my consent.
I have no option to withhold it.