Here's a clue. 18USC2707 (a)Cause of Action.— Except as provided in section 2703(e), any provider of electronic communication service, subscriber, or other person aggrieved by any violation of this chapter in which the conduct constituting the violation is engaged in with a knowing or intentional state of mind may, in a civil action, recover from the person or entity, other than the United States, which engaged in that violation such relief as may be appropriate. Et. seq. Verizon has it's neck stuck out a mile, frankly. And, perhaps so does ARSFI/Winlink. Suppose someone uses a credit card number or account number found on its "viewer" or from an intercepted email? Sure, the illicit user is in trouble, but it's the civil side that won't be comfortable..... Believe me, KX4O is a more appropriate source than me, and it looks like unless Winlink goes to a "web page form of amateur radio message" where it is clearly stated that anything sent will be subject to widespread disclosure, that they're on the hook..... While you could say that the amateur operator end is sufficiently aware, but not the sender of the email that comes to Winlink via the Internet...... Verizon could argue that 47USC605(a) protects them from disclosure, but what effort have they gone to, when they could have encrypted their bridge quite legally.