Re: And while THE PATRIOT stands it always will.
Nothing wrong with the Google line here.
What would be very wrong would be to promise privacy and then do the opposite. Or to use weasel words to appear to promise privacy, but leave themselves nasty loopholes. Or perhaps just fudge and evade the issue.
In this instance, they maintained their user's privacy until a court order told them to do otherwise. Much like mumsnet in another recent story.
I wouldn't rely on privacy from any provider. Regardless of Good Intentions, they could be bullied by courts, penetrated by spooks, or infiltrated by rogue sysops.