Daniel’s Law was enacted in response to the tragic death of Daniel Anderl, the son of Judge Esther Salas and Mark Anderl. The law prohibits disclosure of the residential addresses of certain persons covered by the law (“Covered Persons”) on websites controlled by state, county, and local government agencies. The community of Covered Persons includes former, active, and retired judicial officers, prosecutors, and members of law enforcement and their immediate family members residing in the same household.

With respect to Internet postings other than those on New Jersey state, county, and municipal government websites, an authorized person, as defined by law, seeking to prohibit the disclosure of the home address or unpublished home telephone number of any covered person shall provide written notice to the entity or person advising that they are an authorized person and that they are requesting that the entity or person cease the disclosure of the information and remove the protected information from the Internet or where it is otherwise made available. See, N.J.S.A. 2C:20-31.1(c) and N.J.S.A. 56:8-166.1(a)(2).

Judge Esther Salas: the Voice of Daniel’s Law


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Office of Information Privacy
NJ Dept of Community Affairs


A Covered Person is an active, inactive or retired, state or federal, judge, prosecutor or member of prosecutor or member of law enforcement.


A redactor is a person who has been appointed by a State, county or municipal agency to remove residence Information from its website.


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