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Privacy Protection For Calif. E-Book Readers

Law360, New York (December 7, 2011, 12:15 PM EST) -- A new consumer privacy protection law, the Reader Privacy Act, was recently signed into law in California and will go into effect Jan. 1, 2012. The act will protect readers of e-books and other “paginated or similarly organized content,” excluding publications such as magazines and newspapers, from having their personal information turned over to government entities without the government entities first obtaining a court order.

While the act clearly applies to e-book providers such as the iBookstore and Amazon.com Inc., some commentators are concerned that it...
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