electronic privacy is over. If it ever existed.
Look if you ever send an email, use a credit card, make a phone call, use Facebook, you are generating digital breadcrumbs.
And the world is going to scoop these breadcrumbs up.
That means the US government, credit card companies, internet companies, and whoever else is out there.
Didn't we know that already? Does anyone really have any expectation of privacy these days?
Everytime you click "send" you have to be aware that you are sending bits out into the world and someone can read them.
It's just the nature of the world and technology. You can make laws and argue it in court, but it's just kind of inevitable that your data will be used in ways that you did not understand or authorize.
If you care that much, get some advanced encryption software for your phone and email.
But for me, I send emails about the weather, about a basketball game, whatever. I'm aware that probably people can access it, but I don't think it's affected me so far.