Therefore, we have put in place a policy to advise clients that they are not to provide Chinn & Associates with evidence obtained in the following manner, without disclosing accurately how the evidence was obtained:
- E-mail or texts where the client was not provided the password protector by the user. This is true even if the client was able to guess the password. (Note: if there is no password protection, the evidence is legal.)
- Unopened emails, even if not password protected.
- Evidence of any kind from a computer which is stored in a password-protected place where the password has not been voluntarily provided to the client.
- Evidence obtained by faking a facebook page personality.
- Evidence obtained off of a computer by a technology company without consent or court order.
- Unprotected communications of any kind, whether letter, email or text, between a lawyer and opposing party.
- GPS spyware data obtained from a cell phone without the knowledge or consent of the other person.
- Evidence obtained from a computer through the use of “keystroke” software.