New Jersey State’s Constitutional Right to Privacy for Internet Users

The Supreme Court of New Jersey has recognized an Internet user’s right to privacy as a basis for suppressing evidence in court. This ruling confirms that the New Jersey Constitution protects individuals’ right to privacy to a greater extent than does the U.S. Constitution. However, the right to privacy under the New Jersey Constitution is circumscribed insofar as information that is deemed by the courts to be truly relevant to the determination of the case in question will not be shielded from production.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How did the New Jersey Supreme Court ruling differ from the approach of the U.S. Supreme Court with respect to the privacy of Internet records?
How did the New Jersey Supreme Court circumscribe its citizens’ right to privacy under the New Jersey Constitution?
What are the implications of the Court’s ruling in State v. Reid?

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