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720 ILCS 5/14-6
(720 ILCS 5/14-6)
(from Ch. 38, par. 14-6)
remedies to injured parties.
(1) Any or all parties to any conversation or electronic communication upon which eavesdropping is
practiced contrary to this Article shall be entitled to the following
(a) To an injunction by the circuit court prohibiting
further eavesdropping by the eavesdropper and by or on behalf of his principal, or either;
(b) To all actual damages against the eavesdropper or
(c) To any punitive damages which may be awarded by
(d) To all actual damages against any landlord, owner
or building operator, or any common carrier by wire who aids, abets, or knowingly permits the eavesdropping concerned;
(e) To any punitive damages which may be awarded by
the court or by a jury against any landlord, owner or building operator, or common carrier by wire who aids, abets, or knowingly permits the eavesdropping concerned.
(2) No cause of action shall lie in any court against any common
carrier by wire or its officers, agents or employees for providing
information, assistance or facilities in accordance with the terms of a
court order entered under Article 108A of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.
(3) No civil claim, cause of action, or remedy shall lie against a parent, step-parent, guardian, or grandparent for eavesdropping of electronic communications through access to their minor's electronic accounts during that parent, step-parent, guardian, or grandparent's exercise of his or her parental rights to supervise, monitor, and control the activities of a minor in his or her care, custody, or control. This provision does not diminish the protections given to electronic accounts of a minor under any existing law other than this Article.
(Source: P.A. 98-268, eff. 1-1-14.)