What is the law regarding facebook privacy?

I am filing for sole custody. I have the login and password to my daughter’s dad’s Facebook account. I logged on to his account and printed email conversations between him and his friends talking about drugs. Can I get in trouble if I use those emails in court for privacy invasion? He knows I know his login and password, but he would never admit it to anyone that I know his information. He will always say I “hacked” his account.

Asked on July 23, 2012 under Family Law, Arizona


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Unless you have somehow get a written authorization from your daughter's father to get onto his account or you send him an e mail confirming his authorization to get onto his account for facebook, you face an issue of unauthorized entry onto his facebook account.

If you are concerned about your daughter and the use of drugs by the father, you should consult with a family law attorney as to the best way to keep your daughter safe.

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