Tag Archives: New Jersey

Businesses Operating in the Garden State Brace For NJ Governor Murphy

Democrat Phil Murphy has been elected as the next Governor of the State of New Jersey. Murphy comes in to the office with a double-digit victory over departing lieutenant governor Kim Guadagno (R), and the backing of a state legislature controlled by Democrats.  Governor-Elect Murphy, who has never served in elected office, promises to take … Continue Reading

New Jersey Requires Encryption for Health Insurance Carriers; May Open Door to Class Action Suits over Violations Under State Consumer Protection Law

Gov. Chris Christie has signed into law S. 562, which, as its title states, “Requires health insurance carriers to encrypt certain information.” Violation of this new law constitutes a facial violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, a powerful consumer remedies statute. The NJCFA can be enforced by the state attorney general, or by … Continue Reading

New Jersey AG Continues Privacy Enforcement Efforts

This post was also written by Frederick Lah. On November 13, 2013, California-based mobile app developer, Dokogeo, Inc., entered into a consent order with the New Jersey Attorney General to settle charges of violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act. The settlement, which was announced on November 22, is … Continue Reading

Big Data Goes to Princeton for Inaugural Meeting of IAPP’s New Jersey KnowledgeNet

The International Association of Privacy Professionals hosted its first KnowledgeNet in New Jersey December 6, 2012, at the Princeton offices of Reed Smith. Reed Smith attorneys Mark Melodia and Paul Bond presented a seminar on “Understanding and Defending Big Data” to the gathering of dozens of privacy attorneys and privacy compliance professionals from around the … Continue Reading

The Balancing Act Between Individual Privacy and Public Policies Favoring Open Public Records: NJ Appellate Court Orders Disclosure of Names and Addresses of Senior Citizens

This post was also written by Frederick Lah. A New Jersey appellate court has affirmed a lower court’s order requiring a county to make available an unredacted list of names and mailing addresses of senior citizens pursuant to the state’s Open Public Records Act (OPRA). The list at issue was compiled by the County of Union … Continue Reading
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