Rebecca Jeschke writes:
California has taken another big step towards updating reader privacy for the digital age. The State Senate Judiciary Committee passed through SB 602, the Reader Privacy Act, after hearing testimony from EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn and others in support of the bill Tuesday.
SB 602, introduced by California Sentaor Leland Yee, protects your private electronic reading records from those who don’t have proper justification. The bill prevents disclosure of data without a warrant in a criminal case or a court order in a civil case. It also requires notice and opportunity to contest the order to the bookseller, and in some cases, to the reader. The bill would also have booksellers report on the number and type of requests that they receive.
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