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terayonjf

Illegal yes but you'd have to have some solid evidence to back those claims up to have any actionable options. They knowing things they shouldn't wouldn't be enough. You'd need actual digital forensics evidence to back that up.


Honestanswers1238

Exactly. So what you are saying is anything read in emails is useless to them because they wouldn't be able to use the content without giving away their hand.


terayonjf

Unless the information only exists in that email and no other person has access to that information it's an uphill battle trying to prove they illegally accessed your email account to steal it without evidence of it. Can't just go.. "oh they must have hacked my email to know that" you'd need actual evidence of it.


Honestanswers1238

Sounds like they would need to find another source for the information and have loyalty from that source for a legitimate answer to how that source would have a copy. Aka hard to use information obtained illegally


terayonjf

You have to prove it was obtained illegally they don't have to prove it was obtained legally


Honestanswers1238

Understood.


rhymes_with_ow

One other question: did any data ever cross their network? E.g. personal device/personal account etc but… was the device connected to their WiFi ever? Was it ever accessed while a company VPN was running? Because in theory depending on configurations and settings, deep packet inspection of unencrypted network traffic is possible … meaning that some unencrypted data moving along a corporate network could be observed.


Honestanswers1238

No let's assume in this hypothetical space, the device has never used their network.


rhymes_with_ow

Then very-not legal