Man Facing Felony For Reading His Wife's E-Mail

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    Mich. man faces charges for reading wife's e-mail - chicagotribune.com

    Interesting. I wish we knew what law was involved, but sounds as if there is no "family exception".

    Whacca think?
     
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    Sounds like it was during a legal seperation for divorce?
     
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    Doesn't say, uscitizen, though they are divorcing now. Do you think he committed a crime by breaking into her email?

    I have two minds....doesn't seem as if it'd be criminal for him to open her snail mail (though maybe it is, I honestly don't know) and so why criminalize his opening her e-mail?

    On the other hand, how many people apart from you should have the legal right to snoop on you? Why should anyone be reading your e-mail without your permission?

    Either way, I feel badly for him. I don't doubt he believed his conduct was legal at the time. Seems as if people should have more warning of new crimes, no?
     
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    This is a "felony" offence!! :cuckoo:
     
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    Yes, it is. Seems heavy on these facts, though the law was apparently written to prevent identity theft and the like....far more condemnation-worthy.
     
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    They actually got a divorce this month, it does not say when the email incident happened.

    Not enough info to decide.
    It it happened during a legal seperation I understand the charges.
     
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    She was having an affair and wasn't using hotmail? :doubt:
     
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    Gmail is a web based email service, too, Zoom-boing. Same difference.
     
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    He broke into an account he was not authorized for.

    Why is not an issue.

    I believe the standard here is the same as for US postal mail.
     
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    You're always going to get caught when you have an affair, why ANYONE thinks they'll be the exception of getting away with it is beyond me.



    If he is prosecuted for this, then it will set a precedent that I'm sure most people who use the net won't want to see........................
     

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