By Brendan Sasso - 07/22/11 08:19 PM EDT
More than a third of people admit to having snooped in a loved one's email or call history, according to a study.
The study, conducted by electronics review and shopping site Retrevo, found 30 percent of men and 35 percent of women had checked the email or call history of someone they were dating without that person knowing.
The numbers were even higher for married couples: 32 percent of married men and 41 percent of married women confessed to checking their spouses' phones or emails.
Parents of teenagers were especially likely to check their children's information. Sixty percent of parents with teenagers admitted to snooping on their kids, but the study's press release notes they might have had good reason — 14 percent of those parents said they found something they were concerned about.
"While the government is busy crafting legislation to protect your privacy and prevent companies like Apple and Google from tracking your online activities, this recent Retrevo Gadgetology study discovered there’s a lot of snooping and tracking going on among people who know each other," Retrevo said in a statement.