Is My Ex Spying On Me?

Nearly everyone has a smart phone and many also have tablet devices. Often in families these devices are connected by a shared account of one party, usually a parent if the couple has children. During or after a separation, it can be difficult to sever your digital connection with another person and unlike using lawyers to help you sever a financial connection – people forget to sever or seek help to sever their digital connection.

Devices linked by the same account can allow for a person to access data on another person’s device, including but not limited to:

  • Emails;
  • Notes;
  • Contacts;
  • Calendar entries;
  • Photos;
  • New application downloads; and
  • Location.

Families with children need to exercise further caution, often children spending time with more than one party will take a tablet device with them. This means that if the device is signed into your account, the other party may use your child’s device to access your information.

Caroline Counsel Family Lawyers can assist and guide you to take steps towards making sure that your ex-partner does not have access to your personal information.

We can also provide you with essential advice regarding what you need to consider during the breakdown and/or post-breakdown of a relationship.

The information in this blog does not constitute legal advice and cannot be relied upon by you. If you require advice specific to your situation, you must contact Caroline Counsel Family Lawyers for legal advice. The contents of this blog are relevant as at 22 March 2019.  We recommend you obtain specific advice relevant to you and your family’s situation.

By Sean Robertson

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