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Accessing information , a database or emails without the consent of the owner is going to be a breach of cyber hacking and privacy laws.
For example; the following section outlaws hacking:
c) (1) A person may not intentionally, willfully, and without authorization:
(i) access, attempt to access, cause to be accessed, or exceed the person’s authorized access to all or part of a computer network, computer control language, computer, computer software, computer system, computer service, or computer database; or
(ii) copy, attempt to copy, possess, or attempt to possess the contents of all or part of a computer database accessed in violation of item (i) of this paragraph.
(2) A person may not commit an act prohibited by paragraph (1) of this subsection with the intent to:
(i) cause the malfunction or interrupt the operation of all or any part of a computer, computer network, computer control language, computer software, computer system, computer service, or computer data; or
(ii) alter, damage, or destroy all or any part of data or a computer program stored, maintained, or produced by a computer, computer network, computer software, computer system, computer service, or computer database.
(3) A person may not intentionally, willfully, and without authorization:
(i) possess, identify, or attempt to identify a valid access code; or
(ii) publicize or distribute a valid access code to an unauthorized person.
(4) A person may not commit an act prohibited under this subsection with the intent to interrupt or impair the functioning of:
(i) the State government;
(ii) a service, device, or system related to the production, transmission, delivery, or storage of electricity or natural gas in the State that is owned, operated, or controlled by a person other than a public service company, as defined in § 1–101 of the Public Utilities Article; or"
It is something that can be reported to law enforcement and/or a claim can be filed in the civil court for a violation of privacy rights.
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