Is It Legal To Use A Keylogger? The Uses Of Computer Monitoring Software

This is a guest post written by Lewis Waller of Gecko Monitor. The views expressed herein are those of the author and may not necessarily reflect the views of this site.

There are many reasons someone might want to use computer monitoring software (sometimes referred to as a keylogger) and over the years, because of the way they work, they have acquired a malicious reputation. This of course, could be true, but as with a lot of things it’s not the thing itself that’s malicious or dangerous but the way you put it to use.

There are a multitude of uses for computer monitoring software but I’m going to start off by answering the title question – Is using one legal? Firstly, laws obviously vary from state to state and country to country. That being said, the following laws will usually apply; You may use a keylogger/computer monitoring software if: Continue reading

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