Local divorce attorney: Infidelity hard to define in digital age

FILE - A June 10, 2015 photo from files showing Ashley Madison's Korean web site on a computer screen in Seoul, South Korea. U.S. government employees with sensitive jobs in national security or law enforcement were among hundreds of federal workers found to be using government networks to access and pay membership fees to the cheating website Ashley Madison, The Associated Press has learned. The list includes at least two assistant U.S. attorneys, an information technology administrator in the White House’s support staff, a Justice Department investigator, a division chief, and a government hacker and counterterrorism employee at the Homeland Security Department. Others visited from networks operated by the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Both the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana are investigating after government employees turned up on the list of the Ashley Madison users.

Thirty-three million email addresses have been posted online by hackers who are trying to shut down the website.

Eight of them came from the Indy.gov addresses used at the City County Building.

City policies permit limited personal use of email addresses, so something like this could be a violation.

The city says it’s too early to tell.

In the meantime, 24;Hour News 8 sat down with a divorce attorney who says, legally speaking, infidelity is hard to define in this digital age.

“Internet security, internet liability — the whole internet age has ushered in a completely specialized and hyper-technical area of law from the copyright and patent arena to the actual liabilities side where it’s very specialized, very complicated,” said attorney Bryan Ciyou.

It’s not clear what possible punishment may involve or how long the investigation may take.

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