Is Phone Spying Legal?

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asked Nov 3, 2020 in Technology by celinaquigley (750 points)

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answered Nov 9, 2020 by sarahboothby (130 points)

It would seem obvious that the use of phone monitoring tools by mutual agreement is likely to be legal in most countries. Most large corporations have an employee monitoring policy that applies to Internet and email use and increasingly this is being extended to cell phone use. Employees generally agree to these policies as part of their employment terms and conditions and this allows some employers to legally install spying tools on company owned mobile phones. The same principle also applies to parents who monitor their children's mobile phone use.