Alan Farnham on an unintended consequence of using Gmail and Google+.
In what one expert on Internet privacy calls “a worst-case scenario,” a Massachusetts man was jailed for sending his ex-girlfriend (who had a restraining order against him) an email invitation to join Google+.
But Thomas Gagnon contends he didn’t send it; Google did, without his knowledge or consent.
Uh oh. I see a lawsuit brewing. Internet privacy expert, Bradley Shear:
If he didn’t send it — if Google sent it without his permission and he was jailed for it — Google could be facing major liability
When this is said and done Google’s deep pockets might not be quite as deep.