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In the state of Virginia, is it legal to read spouses text/email messages without his/her knowledge?
This is the Virginia computer invasion of privacy law.
18.2-152.5. COMPUTER invasion of privacy.
A person is guilty of the CRIME of COMPUTER invasion of privacy when he uses a COMPUTER or COMPUTER network and intentionally examines without authority any employment, salary, credit or any other financial or personal information relating to any other person. "Examination" under this section requires the offender to review the information relating to any other person after the time at which the offender knows or should know that he is without authority to view the information displayed.
The CRIME of COMPUTER invasion of privacy shall be punishable as a Class 3 misdemeanor.
Last edited by Mako167; 08-10-2011 at 01:57 PM.
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