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New form of privacy: disappearing email

By jobeard
Apr 13, 2018
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  1. According to Techcrunch.com, Gmail is working on a feature that allows your email to have an expiration date, after which the email is no longer readable. Additionally
    The precursor to this is/was ProtonMail, another proprietary system. It will be interesting to see if this can be extended to other email systems.

    This also flies in the face of corporate compliance with Document Retention requirements.
     
  2. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,707   +449

    I suppose this is a lot to do with GDPR and companies using GMAIL so makes it easier for them to "protect" both parties from prosecutions in-case a court order was filed?
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 13,115   +1,593

    THAT would be obstruction of justice -- willful destruction of evidence. Implementing a Document Retention policy would require that one copy be retained in an offline archive for x years.
     
  4. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,707   +449

    Not sure about the US law but here in UK certain emails have a FULL right to be removed permanently from receivers inbox (and are even required depending on a contract with said company) if it includes customers and or confidential data.

    For instance, mailing lists, shipping addresses, API/Login credentials and what not.
     

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