Lawyers consider restraining orders to stop abusers from using smart home devices to harass – but you can protect yourself
Some domestic abusers are using smart home devices to intimidate, harass, watch and listen to their victims.
Lawyers are grappling with the issue as they seek to cover smart home technology in restraining orders, the New York Times reports. Its story is based on more than 30 interviews with victims, their lawyers, shelter workers and emergency responders. (click here to read the rest of the article from the ABA Law Journal)
And click here (forms for applying for a protective order in Utah) and here (Utah Code Title 78B, Chapter 7 (Protective Orders)) if you want to learn more about how Utah protective orders can, among other protections,
- Not to interfere with or change my phone, utility or other services.
- To maintain existing wireless phone contracts or accounts.
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