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Christie Signs Privacy Bill

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

August 9, 2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed into law a bill that aims to protect the privacy of accident victims by prohibiting emergency responders from photographing or disclosing such photographs, NJTODAY reports. Assemblyman Craig Coughlin said S199/A789 is “not an injunction on our first responders…but the callous few who violate the privacy of the people they are charged with protecting.” Coughlin added, “In an era where photos and videos can live in perpetuity online, no family should ever have to worry about distressing images of their loved ones being displayed without their consent.”
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