NJ Lawmakers Push For Readers' Privacy Rights

Law360, New York (February 20, 2014, 5:18 PM EST) -- Legislation to expand New Jersey's reader privacy law, placing readers and purchases of books and electronic books under similar protections as library records, was released Thursday by a state Assembly panel.

The Reader Privacy Act — sponsored by Assembly Democrats Benjie E. Wimberly, D-Bergen/Passaic, Mila M. Jasey, D-Essex/Morris, and Daniel R. Benson, D-Mercer/Middlesex — would try to address evolving technology by restricting book service providers' ability to disclose users' personal information. Permitted disclosures would be limited to circumstances such as criminal investigations, court orders and the...
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