BOOKS
05/11/2011 12:38 pm ET | Updated Jul 11, 2011

Reader Privacy Bill Passes California Senate

California took another big step towards updating reader privacy today. The State Senate unanimously passed SB602, the Reader Privacy Act, which would bring book privacy law into the digital age. The bill prevents the disclosure of information about readers from booksellers without a warrant in a criminal case or a court order in a civil case, and also requires booksellers to report the number and type of requests that they receive so that we can track government demands for reader information.

Read more on Electronic Frontier Foundation