Privacy Laws


#1

I read that one can not intercept live or stored electronic messages (phones,ipads,computers, recordings , etc) but then I found this on on this website about the Alienation of Affection part quote ----

Criminal Conversation and Alienation of Affection
A spouse who suspects an affair may spy in order to uncover evidence that could support the filing of a civil lawsuit for criminal conversation or alienation of affection against the spouse’s paramour.

end quote. Is there a law or stature that governs the right to spy under these conditions? If so please provide any further information that you have.

Thank you.


#2

A spouse is entitled to a certain expectation of privacy. One spouse cannot spy on another so as to breach that expectation of privacy, including when trying to collect evidence about an affair.

Take a look at our article Electronic Privacy Laws: What’s Allowed and What Isn’t for more information.

The quote that you reference is stating what actions a spouse may choose to take or not to take when trying to collect evidence against the other spouse. The best and most advisable way to “spy” on a spouse is to hire a private investigator.