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My ex employer had spyware on my work computer and amongst

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My ex employer had spyware on my work computer and amongst other things, accessed my NEXUS account? is that legal since it was her computer and network or can I do something about it?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 9 months ago.

Hello! My name is***** you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

Expert:  Debra replied 9 months ago.

Did you believe you had privacy when using the computer?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
she actually sent me a text with a screenshot of being in my NEXUS account after I was wrongfully dismissed.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No I don't want a to call please advise by chat
Expert:  Debra replied 9 months ago.

Were you permitted to have your own password ***** she did not know?

Expert:  Debra replied 9 months ago.

Did you get a chance to read my questions to you? I cannot answer you in a meaningful way until I gather the appropriate information. There is no charge for us going up and back of course.


Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Passwords were suppose to be secure no matter what site, NEXUS is an extremely secret site, I am surprised you are not aware of it, are you suggesting because it is her network she can access anything I did including bank accounts?
Expert:  Debra replied 9 months ago.

I am not suggesting anything. I have not made any comment about NEXUS.

I asked one simple question.

I am not asking about a password ***** a site.

I am asking if your computer was password ***** and if so whether she had a right to know that password.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
it was and no she should not have had the password ***** she had the IT supplier access everyone's email and read them without telling anyone she was doing it. As the security officer the supplier told me after she started to read them, I did not realize she was accessing personal accounts until she sent me a snap shot of my NEXUS accountthanks - Donnie
Expert:  Debra replied 9 months ago.

The law is that if you had a reasonable expectation of privacy then she acted unlawfully. But if she as the employer told you that you have no privacy and that she can and may access your computer then she did not act unlawfully.

Since she went so far as to put spyware into your computer I would say she clearly acted unlawfully unless she told you she may access you computer at any time.

Does that answer your question?

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Expert:  Debra replied 9 months ago.

Is there anything more I can help you with at this point in time?