If CIA Director David Petraeus can't keep the FBI from searching his private Gmail account, what privacy protections do you have? We are digital privacy experts at CDT. AMA
The truth is, you're vulnerable. The government claims it doesn't need a warrant to search your data stored in the cloud or messages stored with a webmail service, like Gmail.
Together with Fight for the Future and EFF, we've launched VanishingRights to fight for our digital 4th Amendment rights.
We are Jim Dempsey, CDT's Vice President for Public Policy, Greg Nojeim, Director of our Security & Surveillance Project, and Mark Stanley, Campaign and Communications Strategist, and we're here to answer your questions on what your digital rights are, and what you can do to make sure your online data are protected from unwarranted surveillance.
Edit: Our Senior Staff Technologist, Joe Hall, has hopped on to answer some of the more technical questions. Thanks, Joe!
Edit: Jim, Greg, Mark, and Joe are signing off - thanks for all the great questions