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Can I legally check my wife's text messages through the

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Can I legally check my wife's text messages through the carriers website if I have full access to it?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Loren replied 1 month ago.

Do you have your wife's permission to log into her date on the carrier's website?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I do because I pay the bill.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I set up the payment method and password.
Expert:  Loren replied 1 month ago.

You would need her express permission in order to not be in violation of her online privacy rights and subject to criminal hacking charges.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
But I didnt hack it. I have the password. It is a family account for all of our phones.
Expert:  Loren replied 1 month ago.
The permission must be expressly given, not implied because you pay the bill.
Expert:  Loren replied 1 month ago.

You can argue that by using your account and equipment she has consented to your access.

Expert:  Loren replied 1 month ago.

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