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The ex-boyfriend of a girl that I date without permission accessed

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The ex-boyfriend of a girl that I date without permission accessed her yahoo account and printed out chat logs between the two of us that contain personal information, he now insists that he will use these logs to "drag me through the mud". Is this legal?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Attorney 1 replied 5 years ago.

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This is illegal computer hacking. Additionally, the girl you date can sue this person for invasion of privacy and for harassment. If this person publicizes private chat messages in which you were involved, without your permission and without the girl's permission, you have a right to sue for "public disclosure of private facts" if the information contained in the text messages is not known to others, and is indeed private.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
My apologies for the delay. I was more interested in knowing if there was a way to force someone to provide documents - in this case private chat logs - that they are using as the basis for a false claim about you; even if the claim, to this point, is only being made in a small circle.
Expert:  Attorney 1 replied 5 years ago.
The way to require production of documents is by filiing a lawsuit. Once filed, you can either serve a Request for Production of Documents if the logs are in possession of a party to the action, or you can subpoena them if they are in the possession of a third party. Until a lawsuit is filed, there is no way to compel the turnover of documents.

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