Judge Orders Deleted Emails Turned Over (Slashdot)

Posted by Zonk on Friday March 17, @11:33AM
from the that-is-a-lot-of-mash-letters dept.

Anonymous Coward writes “In a lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission, a subpoena sent to Google orders the turnover of the complete contents of a Gmail account, including deleted e-mail messages. The Judge has granted the subpoena and orders that all e-mail messages, including deleted messages, be divulged. Google’s privacy policy says deleted e-mail messages ‘may remain in our offline backup systems’ in perpetuity. It does not guarantee that backups are ever deleted. So much for the Delete Forever button.”