All this fuss over nothing
While it does sound like Google has a lot of control over your content, other cloud services also have similar rules and policies that often go unnoticed. The Verge have done a pretty good comparison of the legal policies of the major cloud services like Dropbox, SkyDrive, iCloud and of course Google Drive. Over here, we find that SkyDrive’s policy is not so different from Google’s after all. The same goes for Apple’s iCloud. In order for cloud services to work as they should, companies need to be able to move data around as and when it’s necessary. I guess at the end of the day, it all depends on how much you’re willing to trust companies to not misuse your personal data. Even with air-tight policies and rules in place, there’s always a margin for error.