“Privacy law writer Frederick Lane told the Detroit Free Press the law typically is used to prosecute identity theft and stealing trade secrets.” Man Charged for reading his wife’s e-mail. AP 28 Dec 2010
A US man who says he learned of his wife’s affair by reading her e-mail on their computer faces trial on felony computer misuse charges.
Leon Walker, 33, of Michigan, used his wife’s password to get into her Gmail account. Clara Walker filed for a divorce, which was granted this month.
Mr Walker told The Oakland Press of Pontiac that he was trying to protect the couple’s children from neglect and calls the case a “miscarriage of justice.”
Oakland County Assistant Prosecutor Sydney Turner says the charge is justified and the case will go ahead on February 7.
Privacy law writer Frederick Lane told the Detroit Free Press the law typically is used to prosecute identity theft and stealing trade secrets. He says he questions if a wife can expect privacy on a computer she shares with her husband.