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Senator Calling for Tougher Legislation

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

October 4, 2010

State Sen. Shirley Turner (D-Milburn) is proposing legislation to increase current privacy invasion laws in light of a recent tragedy at a New Jersey university, Wyckoff Patch reports. Currently, invasion of privacy offenses are third-degree crimes, carrying a maximum penalty of three to five years in prison and fines of up to $15,000, the report states. Turner's goal is to see such crimes classified as second-degree offenses with prison terms ranging from five to 10 years and fines of up to $150,000. "We need to send a loud and clear message that we are serious about this," Turner said.
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