Spier Sues Spy Software Maker

I would guess that there are several companies in the business of selling what is basically “over the counter” or consumer grade spyware for the beginner level user. Depending on how this suit turns out, they will have to start being careful about how they promote their wares, and how they instruct their customers in using them:

Caught Snooping, Husband Sues Spy Software Vendor
By Ryan Singel

An Ohio man facing a lawsuit from his wife’s friend for intercepting her emails using spyware on a household computer filed suit Friday against the spyware maker, arguing the company’s ads failed to warn him that using it to monitor his family, including his wife, would violate state and federal laws.

As I previously blogged, intercepting communications can expose you to large civil liabilities.

Posted: September 23, 2007 in:

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