Hunt & Associates P.C.

Dec 21, 2016

Privacy: Should the Law Protect the Secrets of a Cheating Spouse?

PrivateIn a recent case the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals held that a wife who had apparently discovered her husband’s infidelity by intercepting his emails to and from various women could be liable for violating the federal Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act. 18 U.S.C. §2520.  In his concurring opinion, Judge Richard Posner questioned whether the law should protect the husband’s privacy interest in concealing his infidelities from his wife.

As Judge Posner wrote: “I … Read more