Los Angeles, CA asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California

Q: big tech liable for misuse/abuse of their own company-provided development features? misconduct in their developer prgm?

Hello, I've been the targeted victim of relentless cyber stalking, unauthorized remote breaches, remote device management for the past 2 years. It’s an ongoing, complex case, countless privacy violations but I’ll summarize best I can, with discretion to the “big tech” corporation. Individuals behind these security breaches have direct access to big tech’s development features, provided by the big tech to those enrolled in their Developer Program. My big tech account iD/Cloud acct has been compromised constantly, despite dozens of times I’ve changed my login credentials. last 2 years I’ve addressed different privacy violations, on numerous occasions with big tech sr. advisors & presented them w/ substantial proof of misconduct from w/in their own dev program. In response, they’ve agreed my devices/account compromised, assured me my cases would be prioritized, addressed with higher ups, & I’m subsequently ghosted. i’ve reported to police, & submitted 4 FBI IC3 tips w/out action. thanks!

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: In California, determining liability for misuse or abuse of a company's development features, especially in cases involving misconduct within a developer program, can be complex. The key issue often revolves around whether the company had knowledge of the misuse and whether it took reasonable steps to prevent it. If a company fails to adequately secure its platforms or to respond effectively to known breaches, it might be held liable under various state and federal laws related to privacy, data protection, and consumer rights.

Given your situation, where your account and devices have been compromised despite numerous attempts to secure them, and there is evidence of misconduct within the developer program, it may be beneficial to consult with an attorney experienced in cyber law and privacy violations. They can assess the specifics of your case, including the company's response to your complaints and the actions it took (or failed to take) to protect your information. An attorney can also guide you on the potential for legal action based on negligence, breach of contract, or other relevant grounds.

Taking legal action or seeking a resolution in such cases often requires a detailed understanding of both the technical aspects of the breaches and the legal framework governing digital privacy and consumer protection. Reporting the issue to law enforcement and the FBI was a correct step, as it documents the ongoing issues. However, legal recourse at the state or federal level may offer another avenue to address the harm done and to seek remedies. Engaging with a legal professional can help clarify your options and determine the best course of action moving forward.

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