This is not merely my suggestion for your peace of mind. It is that of a New
Jersey court that decided that following your husband or wife is not an invasion
of privacy. It's more of a loving gesture of concern.
in 2007, sheriff's officer Kenneth Villanova sued a private investigator,
Richard Leonard., who had been hired by the now former Mrs. Villanova.
Leonard, finding Villanova a little difficult to follow by the normal movie
methods, reportedly suggested to Mrs. Villanova that she should slip a GPS
device into the glove box of a GMC Yukon-Denali that both husband and wife used.
Naturally, Villanova sued for invasion of privacy and emotional distress. Surely
the judges would see that his wife was, um, cheating. The appellate court
noticed, though, that he didn't seem to seek counsel for his distress. There was
not even an appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
The three judges' logic, though, will cause many to consider the meaning of life
and of Google Street View. They decreed that the GPS was not an invasion of
privacy because it only tracked Villanova in publicly viewable locations, not in
some recondite cupboard or well.