Proposed NJ Reader Privacy Act Would Protect E-Book Users

Law360, New York (February 12, 2013, 2:27 PM EST) -- New Jersey Assemblyman Benjie E. Wimberly on Monday introduced legislation seeking to extend reader privacy protections to book and electronic book purchases by establishing the Reader Privacy Act, which bars private individuals and entities from freely accessing e-book readers’ personal information.

Under current state law, public library records which contain the names or other personally identifying details regarding the users of libraries — such as the types of books they borrow — are confidential and protected from disclosure, except in certain circumstances. Assembly Bill 3802 seeks...
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