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NJ Appeals Court Rules GPS Tracking In Cheating Spouse Cases Not An Invasion Of Privacy

DENVILLE, NJ (WCBS 880) -- A New Jersey appeals court says using a GPS to track a cheating spouse is not an invasion of privacy.

The court's decision was based on the case of Gloucester County sheriff's office Kenneth Villanova.

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His now ex-wife installed tracking technology in the family car, but because Villanova did not drive that car to a private location, the court ruled it wasn't an invasion of privacy.

Private investigators and attorneys say the use of technology in cheating spouse cases is becoming more common.

"Technology is present in virtually every divorce case," said New Jersey attorney Stephen Haller, who represented former governor Jim McGreevey in his divorce.

Haller says it provides more truth, giving spurned spouses more justice and it can reduce court costs.

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But his personal preference is to use a private detective.

"I can put a GPS in a car and somebody can hire somebody else to drive that car down to the beach while the real infidelity is going on up in the mountains," said Haller.

He says no technology beats being there and getting photo evidence.

What do you think about using GPS tracking on cheating spouses? Sound off below in our comments section...

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