State v. Reid, 194 N.J. 386, 954 A.2d 503 (N.J. 2008), was a criminal court case in which the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that Internet service provider (ISP) subscribers have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the identifying information they provide to ISPs. This case has helped place New Jersey at the forefront of the states committed to providing their residents with broader privacy protections than those available under federal law.
The issues under the court’s consideration were: 1) do ISP subscribers have a protected privacy interest in their subscription information; 2) how is it proper for law enforcement officials to gain access to that information; and 3) what is the proper remedy when law enforcement officials gain access to that information by unlawful means?
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