Canadians File Foolish Lawsuits Too
A Canadian woman whose affair was exposed by a cellphone bill has enlisted two classic modern retributive techniques against the cellphone company for “breach of privacy”: a facebook page and a lawsuit.
“If we have no privacy, we are nothing,” Nagy told a news conference Wednesday.
Nagy claims a unilateral decision by Rogers [the cellphone company] to consolidate her household’s bills allowed her husband to discover she was having an affair. That, she says, led to the “destruction” of her marriage.
She is suing the telecommunications giant for $600,000, claiming invasion of privacy and breach of contract. None of the allegations have been proven in court.
In a statement of defence, Rogers says it cannot be held responsible for Nagy’s affair and the consequential breakup of her marriage.
As the article helpfully points out, Nagy was unspecific in proposing new privacy rules that would have prevented the uncovering of her immorality. I imagine three approaches:
Early Notification and Diversion Policy: “Before we consolidate family cellphone records, we will notify all parties involved so that they can switch any nefarious activity to prepaid phones and the old fashioned hotel rendezvous.”
Fair Warning: “Be warned: by purchasing a family plan, you expose yourself to the sharing of information about who you are calling to members of your family. If you are in the midst of betraying your family, consider another plan.”
Congestion Pricing: “We offer two plans. One, ‘Fidelus’, is appropriate for those who don’t cheat. The second, available at a mere 25% markup, is called ‘Adulterous.’ Your call.”
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