I don’t have much more to add to what’s been said in the comments on this news item on The Register, other than to say what I’ve said many times before.  If you’re running a business, then use a BUSINESS email address, not a free one.

Google chief: Only miscreants worry about net privacy
‘If you don’t want anyone to know, don’t do it’

And you should also check out the comments.  A few choice words there, but it merely reflects the anger you’d expect would be generated by someone making such an arrogant statement.

Google do no evil?  Don’t make me laugh.