N.J. Admin. Code § 7:1E-10.4 - Wrongful access or disclosure; penalties

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) No 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.
(c) 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 or equity.
(d) In 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.


N.J. Admin. Code § 7:1E-10.4
Administrative change.
See: 32 New Jersey Register 1796(a).

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