Casey v Casey [2018] NZDC 25363

Published 17 April 2019

Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015, ss 6, 19 — alleged hacking of email accounts. The applicant applied without notice for an order under s 19(1)(b) of the Harmful Digital Communications Act (HDCA) that the defendant would refrain from the alleged conduct, namely; harassing the defendant by hacking his email accounts, changing passwords and changing security questions. The parties were in a relationship for seven years, but are now separated, and currently have proceedings before the Family Court and the Police are also investigating allegations of criminal behaviour. In such circumstances, the Judge noted the importance that a person's right to be heard regarding allegations against them is paramount. Therefore, the Judge held that the applicant has available to him appropriate security measures to ensure the security and integrity of his digital communications, and the applicant should proceed on notice. Judgment Date: 6 December 2018. * * * Note: names have been changed to comply with legal requirements. * * *