(1) Subject to subsection (2), where a private communication has been intercepted in contravention of section 216B, every one is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years who intentionally—
(a) discloses the private communication, or the substance, meaning, or purport of the communication, or any part of it; or
if he knows that it has come to his knowledge as a direct or indirect result of a contravention of section 216B.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply where the disclosure is made—
Section 216C: inserted, on 6 August 1979, by section 2 of the Crimes Amendment Act 1979 (1979 No 5).
Section 216C(2)(b)(ii): amended, on 1 October 2003, by section 11 of the Crimes Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 39).
Section 216C(2)(b)(iii): amended, on 1 August 2007, by section 216 of the Evidence Act 2006 (2006 No 69).