NJ Assembly OKs Accident Victim Privacy Legislation

Law360, New York (June 22, 2012, 8:18 PM EDT) -- Emergency responders in New Jersey would be barred from photographing those they are helping or disclosing photographs of such victims without their consent under privacy legislation that the state's Assembly overwhelmingly approved Thursday.

The bill, which was also approved by the state Senate on May 31, was inspired by the case of Cathy Bates, who was killed in a 2009 car accident in Barnegat Township, N.J. A volunteer first responder at the scene took photos of Bates and posted them on Facebook before her family learned...
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