Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022
person shall disclose, obtain or have possession of any confidential
information, except as authorized by this chapter.
(b) Except in accordance with this chapter,
no Department employee, representative, or contractor shall disclose any
confidential information which came into his or her possession, or to which he
or she gained access, by virtue of his or her official position of employment
or contractual relationship with the Department. No such person shall use any
such information for his or her private gain or advantage, except as permitted
by a contract between such person and the Department. If a contractor discloses
confidential information in violation of this chapter or of contractual
provisions restricting disclosure, such disclosure shall constitute grounds for
debarment or suspension as provided in N.J.A.C. 7:1D-2, Debarment, Suspension
and Disqualification from Department Contracting.
If the Department finds that any person
has violated the provisions of this subchapter, it may:
1. Commence civil action in Superior Court
for a restraining order and an injunction barring that person from further
disclosing confidential information; and/or
2. Pursue any other remedy available at law
addition to any other penalty that may be sought by the Department, violation
of this subchapter by a Department employee shall constitute grounds for
dismissal, suspension, fine or other adverse personnel action.
(e) Use of any of the remedies specified
under this section shall not preclude the use of any other remedy.