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How to spy on a cell phone? Is it legal?

In recent years, programs to spy on a mobile phone are increasing on the market. It is spyware that can be installed on a phone in order to record everything that happens on the device and recover a copy (SMS sent and received, call log, audio conversations, etc.). Portable Spy, for example, is one of them. This application offers users a multitude of features that we will try to list …

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Portable spy: what you need to know

As its name suggests, Espion Portable is an application to spy on an iOS or Android phone. It offers a multitude of features, such as:

  • Locate a smartphone
  • Save contacts and calls
  • Spy on SMS, MMS, Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram and Snapchat
  • Access the task list and calendars
  • Access the Internet browsing history of a telephone
  • Spy on a cellphone without its user noticing (stealth mode)
  • Detect SIM card changes
  • Trigger the phone camera remotely to see live what’s going on around

Once installed on the phone, Espion Portable saves all the data on the phone. Thus, you will have access to all the information you want. Note that the application will not be visible on the home screen of the target smartphone. In addition, the user will not be able to access, modify or uninstall the software, and the program acts in all discretion.

Spy on a cell phone: is it legal?

Under French law, spying on someone else’s cell phone is considered a breach of privacy. Violation of the secrecy of correspondence, as well as the recording of speeches without consent are punishable by the Penal Code with a sentence of one year in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros. The law also applies to children. Parents are obliged to inform them when their mobile phone is equipped with software that allows them to monitor their activities.

Today, many French companies spy on their employees’ laptops. The law therefore obliges them to inform their employees. When handing over the smartphone, it is essential to have a document signed informing the employee that the phone contains spyware while specifying the type of information to which the company will have access.