NJ Lawmakers Advance Reader Privacy Protections

Law360, New York (December 20, 2013, 4:24 PM EST) -- Paper and electronic book purchasers in New Jersey would enjoy tougher privacy protections similar to those covering library users under state legislation that won a key approval Thursday.

The state Assembly in a 62-17 vote passed the Reader Privacy Act, which would try to address evolving technology by restricting when book service providers can disclose users' personal information. Permitted disclosures would be limited to circumstances such as criminal investigations, court orders and the informed consent of readers.

The bill defines book service as “a service that,...
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