Oregon Statutes - Chapter 165 - Offenses Involving Fraud or Deception - Section 165.490 - Use by company agent of information contained in message.

(1) No agent, operator or employee in any telegraph office, shall in any way use or appropriate any information derived by the agent, operator or employee from any private message passing through the hands of the agent, operator or employee and addressed to any other person, or in any other manner acquired by the agent, operator or employee by reason of trust as such agent, operator or employee, or trade or speculate upon any such information so obtained, or in any manner turn or attempt to turn the same to the account, profit or advantage of the agent, operator or employee.

(2) Any person violating this section, in addition to the penalty prescribed in ORS 165.990 (1) to (3), is liable in treble damages to the party aggrieved, for all loss or injury sustained by reason of such wrongful act. [Formerly 757.621]

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