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NSW Legal to Use Son's Facebook Messages Without Consent?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by Mum79bronte, 5 August 2016.

  1. Mum79bronte

    Mum79bronte Active Member

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    Does anyone know if its legal to use a child's (he is 16) Facebook messages that were taken (screenshots) without his knowledge or consent? They include a group chat message so have other kids' names and messages listed too. They are now part of my ex's affidavit, seems objectionable but not sure.

    Any help?
     
  2. mum2many

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    I would be interested to know if this is legal. Does anyone know?
     
  3. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    How were they obtained? Did the person who took screen shots of them hack into the account in order to get them?
     
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  4. mum2many

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    Yes, my son thinks he had some sort of recording program to record his passwords because he accessed it without his permission or knowledge. My other concern is it was a 'group chat' message so other kids names are there too (without their knowledge or permission).
     
  5. sammy01

    sammy01 Well-Known Member

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    I fail to see what the content of facebook could contribute towards a family law case.
     
  6. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    Hacking into someone else's social media account can amount to a criminal offence. Check this out:
     
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  7. Mum79bronte

    Mum79bronte Active Member

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    I couldn't see a link, Sophea?

    I wasn't sure of his 'rights' as he is 16, so not sure if that came under something a parent would be able to do.

    Sammy: I don't want to provide the content of the messages but it does contribute to our case.
     
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