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A software company I formally worked for has filed a federal law suit against the development company who owns the code.The company I worked for was the sales and marketing arm for this UK company in North America. I was also a director of that company. The Uk company had breached many aspects of its contract with us. The UK company was taking over by an investor who cut us off from sales and communication with the UK company we had been working with for over 6 years. Since our email addresses we company emails, they were on there servers. Once our lawsuit was filed our emails were cut off and I established a new email account.
Part of there cross claim shows emails from my new private email account, with person name who has read them and being sent to the new CEO. They are trying to use these against my former employer. However , my question is , did they confiscate those emails illegally?
Our company is suing them in New York Federal court . Once we terminated our licensing agreement with the UK company, our business emails were turned off by them. Subsequently, I obtained a new email address, that was a personal email address, nothing to do with them. However, I was still using the same computer I did use when working with the UK company, which was mine , not owned by them. They were able to read my personal emails which they have included in there counter claim against my former employee. Our lawyer is working on having those thrown out of there cross claim. My question is, did they read my personal emails illegally and if so, what recourse do I have?
They had access to our computers which we thought was terminated. They could have gained access prior to the server exchange to ATT, which I now have my account with. The account I had with sbcglobal.net was my private email before I signed with ATT. The private emails they read were on my sbcglobal account not the business email account. In my opinion, they had no right to read my private emails especially after I terminated my contract with them. The dated emails show proof of that. In summary, they still had access to my computer, without my knowledge and read my private emails to use in the lawsuit.
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