CHAPTER 463

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 11, DELAWARE CODE, BY PROHIBITING THE BRIBERY OF AGENTS, EMPLOYEES OR SERVANTS, TO DISCLOSE WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION THE NAMES, ADDRESSES OR TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF CUSTOMERS OF TELEPHONE SERVICE, PROHIBITING THE UNAUTHORIZED REPRODUCTION OF LISTS CONTAINING SUCH INFORMATION, AND PROHIBITING THE CONSPIRACY OR INDUCEMENT TO DO THE FOREGOING ACTS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Chapter 3, Title 11, Delaware Code, is amended by adding a new § 560 to read as follows:

§ 560. Bribery of agents, employees or servants for unauthorized disclosure of names, addresses or telephone numbers of customers of telephone service; unauthorized reproduction of lists containing such information; inducement or conspiracy

Whoever offers or gives to any agent, employee, or servant or to a member of his family, or to anyone for his use or benefit, directly or indirectly, any commission, money, property, or other valuable thing, as an inducement, bribe or reward for disclosing to anyone the name, address or telephone number of any customer of telephone service without the consent of the telephone company furnishing said telephone service; or whoever, being an agent, employee, or servant, solicits, accepts, receives or takes, directly or indirectly, any commission, money, property, or other valuable thing as an inducement, bribe or reward for disclosing to another the name, address, or telephone number of any customer of telephone service without the consent of the telephone company furnishing said telephone service; or whoever obtains or takes, temporarily or permanently, or who copies or reproduces in whole or in part, a list or record of telephone customers in the possession of the telephone company furnishing the service, or in the possession of any of its affiliates or contractors, without the consent of said telephone company; or whoever attempts, aids or abets another, or conspires with another to commit any of the aforesaid acts shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by imprisonment of not more than 2 years or by a fine not exceeding $2,000.00, or both. The Superior Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction over offenses under this section.

Approved July 21, 1966.