Greetings. Yes, your spyware may be illegal. We are not simply talking about misdemeanor illegal, but in violation of the federal wiretapping law. My advice is to remove the software and only use the evidence your PI gets (unless you are in court and decide to subpoena her e-mail records). Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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