SC Supreme Court: Inbox emails may not be private

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled a man's privacy was not violated when his wife's daughter-in-law managed to get into his email and find out the name of his lover.
 
The justices unanimously ruled Wednesday that since the emails were still in the husband's inbox, the daughter-in-law did not violate a 1986 federal law about email storage.
 
The case started when M. Lee Jennings' wife found a card for flowers for another woman in his car. He admitted he was in love with the other woman, but would not give her name.
 
The wife turned to Holly Broome, who was the wife of her son from a previous marriage. Broome once worked for Jennings and was able to guess the answer to his security question and access his email.

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