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Is reading other peoples email against the law state of california

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Is reading other peoples email against the law state of california for Yahoo email?
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Reading someone's email is only considered a crime if it is done in order to commit another crime. For instance, if email is read to obtain someone's bank account information to wrongfully deduct funds from that account. Otherwise, the federal government or any county D.A. or prosecutor wouldn't be interested in someone just hacking into your email to read it.

Civilly, you could sue for invasion of privacy for someone reading your email without your consent. You could definitely do so if they publish any of private information that is contained in your email to someone else or make it available for public viewing.

For instance, you would have a successful cause of action if you can demonstrate economic damages as a result. For instance, someone hacks your email and exposes a secret affair causing you to lose your job. You would definitely have a cause of action there, since economic damages would be easy to prove.


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