2010 Mississippi Code
TITLE 41 - PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 29 - Poisons, Drugs and Other Controlled Substances.
41-29-531 - Exceptions to civil liability for violation of this article.

§ 41-29-531. Exceptions to civil liability for violation of this article.
 

This article shall not apply to: 
 

(a) An operator of a switchboard, or an officer, employee or agent of a communication common carrier whose facilities are used in the transmission of a wire communication, intercepts a communication, or who discloses or uses an intercepted communication in the normal course of employment while engaged in an activity that is a necessary incident to the rendition of service or to the protection of the rights or property of the carrier of the communication; 

(b) An officer, employee or agent of a communication common carrier who employs or uses any equipment or device which may be attached to any telephonic equipment of any subscriber which permits the interception and recording of any telephonic communications solely for the purposes of business service improvements; 

(c) An officer, employee or agent of a communication common carrier who provides information, facilities or technical assistance to an investigative or law enforcement officer who is authorized as provided by this article to intercept a wire, oral or other communication; 

(d) A person acting under color of law who intercepts a wire, oral or other communication if the person is a party to the communication, or if one (1) of the parties to the communication has given prior consent to the interception; or 

(e) A person not acting under color of law who intercepts a wire, oral or other communication if the person is a party to the communication, or if one (1) of the parties to the communication has given prior consent to the interception unless the communication is intercepted for the purpose of committing any criminal or tortious act in violation of the Constitution or laws of the United States or of this state, or for the purpose of committing any other injurious act. 
 

Sources: Laws,  1989, ch. 553, § 16; repealed, 1989, ch. 553, § 19; enacted, 1992, ch. 561, § 16; Laws, 1995, ch. 520, § 14; Laws, 1999, ch. 403, § 2; reenacted without change, Laws, 2004, ch. 511, § 16, eff from and after July 1, 2004.
 
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