The West Bengal cyber adjudicator has directed a man to pay a compensation of Rs 50,000 for snooping into his estranged wife’s mobile calls and messages, delivering the first such order in west Bengal. The state IT secretary, in his ex-officio position as the cyber adjudicator in West Bengal, has ordered the man to pay a compensation for illegally spying on his estranged wife’s mobile phone.
They had got married in May 2013, but the relationship turned sour within a few months over the man’s alleged suspicions on his wife. She stated in her complaint that she had shared her Facebook account and email account passwords with her husband when their relation was good and claimed that on one occasion the husband had taken her mobile phone and installed a malware, without her knowledge, through which he could access all calls and messages from and to her phone.
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