Many faculty “expressed concerns that our campus’s commitment to protecting the privacy of their communications is not demonstrated by Google and that the appropriate safeguards are neither in place at this time nor planned for in the near future,” the letter said.
Google officials, for their part, insisted that their privacy controls are adequate. “Obviously there’s lots of opinions and voices on campuses,” said Jeff Keltner, a business development manager in the Google Apps for Education group.
I think the most noteworthy thing here is that Google “insisted that their privacy controls are adequate” – really? Adequate is the word you want to use here. That is just not good if even your employees think that your privacy is not that great.