New Jersey Data Privacy Act

From the Jersey Shore’s sandy coastline to the Appalachian Trail’s scenic views, New Jersey is home to more than 9,800 farms covering 790,000 acres of farmland. With an economy once primarily based on agriculture, New Jersey earned its nickname “The Garden State” when compared to “an immense barrel, filled with good things to eat and open at both ends.”

And speaking of eating, with over 600 diners scattered across the state, New Jersey has the most diners in the world, so you are never far from a delicious meal. If you have a sweet tooth, head to the Atlantic City Boardwalk, where the first-ever saltwater taffy was concocted.

New Jersey has a rich history beyond its agriculture and culinary delights. Hoboken witnessed the first baseball game in 1846, while Thomas Edison conducted over half of his experiments at the iconic Edison Innovation Foundation Lab in Menlo Park. As the third state to ratify the United States Constitution and the first to ratify the Bill of Rights in 1789, New Jersey has a storied place in the nation’s history.

With numerous firsts to its name, it’s fitting that New Jersey is the nation’s fourteenth state to pass a consumer privacy law, bringing notable differences from other state privacy laws.