Sunday, September 7, 2014

Is High Tech Spying On Your Spouse Legal?

via the Weinberger Law Group...
It’s a common situation we hear about when adultery (either actual or suspected) is involved in the demise of a marriage: one spouse decides to spy on the other. While in years past, snooping on a spouse usually entailed rifling through purses or pockets (or hiring a private investigator to catch cheaters in the act), in this day and age, spousal snooping more often involves hacking into email accounts and installing tracer apps on smartphones. 

Beyond the moral issues any form of spying raises, are these high tech forms of snooping even legal? 

As the law on “inter-spousal spying” stands right now, it depends on the type of snooping and spying you’re engaged in. According to the federal wiretapping laws and the New Jersey Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act (N.J.S.A. 2A:156A), activities that may be illegal or constitute a violation of privacy include the following... (more)

Also... Learn how to protect yourself from high tech snooping (and learn when spying can be considered stalking) at the Weinberger Law Group companion blog, Spying on Your Spouse During Divorce: How Far is Too Far?