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Mississippi Privacy: What you need to know

Mississippi recognizes all four invasion of privacy claims:
• Intrusion upon the solitude or seclusion of another;
• Appropriation of another's identity for an unpermitted use;
• Public disclosure of private facts; and
• Holding another to the public eye in a false light (Candebat v. N.J. Flanagan, 487 So. 2d 207 (Miss. 1986)).
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Weapons in the workplace. Employers in Mississippi may not establish, maintain, or enforce any policy that prohibits the storage of a firearm in a vehicle located in a parking lot, parking garage, or other designated parking area. The statute does not apply, however, to private employers that provide employee parking areas and restrict access to them through the use of a gate, security station, or other means of limiting general access or limit access to vehicles that are leased or owned by the employer (MS Code Sec. 45-9-55).
Identity theft. It is a crime in Mississippi to obtain or attempt to obtain the personal identity information of another person with the intent to unlawfully use that information, without consent, to:
• Obtain financial credit;
• Purchase or otherwise obtain or lease any real or personal property;
• Obtain employment;
• Obtain access to medical records or information contained in medical records; or
• Commit any illegal act (MS Code Sec. 97-45-19).
"Personal identity information" means an individual's Social Security number (SSN), driver's license or state identification number, employment information, or information regarding any financial account held by the individual.
Computer fraud. It is also illegal to access or cause to be accessed any computer, computer system, or computer network with the intent to:
• Defraud;
• Obtain money, property, or ...

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