Originally Posted by BoringGuy
I am curious about why, when a person comes on here and posts that they suspected their partner of cheating, check their phone or email, find out that the partner was indeed cheating (sometimes severely so), and simply get scolded and berated for "invading the other person's privacy". The person caught cheating sometimes uses that too, probably to take the attention off the cheating itself and making it out like the cheating is less wrong because they were found out through another person's self-help.
Now, i admit that sometimes people have a suspicion that turns out to be false, and when they snoop in the other person's messages and find out the truth, the person who was snooped on has every right to be annoyed or angry. But if you were up to no good in the first place, what right do you have to be pissed about your privacy?
While I agree that a person who uses covert means to learn that their partners are cheating shouldn't be the one to get berated, I can't agree with the second conclusion. By that logic, police shouldn't need to bother with warrants. They should just search anyone suspicious and then if they find something, it's admissible and if they don't, well oops sorry.
It's also the kind of logic Harper is using with this child porn law. "As long as you're not breaking the law, why do you care if the government snoops through your data? You're either with us or you support the child porn rings. Which is it?" That being said, I wouldn't really care if the government snooped through my data, provided it was an honest and responsible government. That'll be the day.