"the thought of all me records being subject to the government is just scary."
...who do you think keeps the records in the first place...?
What could you possibly have in your gmail account info that is so secret and secure that the government won't already know about it?
They know how much money you make, where you live, what your telephone number is, who your kids are, where they go to school, what kind of car you drive, what crimes you have commited, where you went to school, where you work, what charities you donate to, what medical conditions and treatments you have, what prescriptions you take...
Take off your tinfoil hat. You're not nearly that important to the govn't.
"We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of Google, its users or the public as required or permitted by law."
Look at (a). Scary. I mean, legal too, but, I don't know, the thought of all me records being subject to the government is just scary.