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  • NJ A4819
  • Requires Internet service providers to keep confidential subscriber's personally identifiable information unless subscriber authorizes Internet service provider in writing to disclose information.
In Committee
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires an Internet service provider (ISP) to keep confidential a subscriber's personally identifiable information unless the subscriber, expressly and in writing, authorizes the ISP to disclose this information. An ISP is required to provide written notice of this bill's requirements to each subscriber. An ISP is not to refuse to provide Internet service to a subscriber for not authorizing the ISP to disclose the subscriber's personally identifiable information. The provisions of this bill do not apply to disclosures incidental to the ISP's ordinary course of business or to investigations undertaken pursuant to the "New Jersey Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act." This bill provides that a violation of this bill is to be an unlawful practice in accordance with the State's Consumer Fraud Act. In this bill, "personally identifiable information" means any information that personally identifies, describes, or is able to be associated with a subscriber or users of a subscriber's account, including, but not limited to: name, address, precise geolocation, social security number, or telephone number; requests for specific materials or services from an Internet service provider; online service use history; Internet websites visited during use of a subscriber's account; or the contents of a subscriber's communications or data-storage devices. This bill also provides that "subscriber" means a residential or business subscriber located in this State that subscribes with an Internet service provider to receive access to the Internet on equipment located in the State.
Law and Public Safety
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee  (on 5/18/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
5/18/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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