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State Supreme Court Approves Privacy Rules

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

July 1, 2011

The Florida Supreme Court has issued new privacy rules for the state court system in order to protect personal information filed in court cases. The rules, which will temporarily not cover traffic and criminal cases, have been approved to ensure that personal information is protected before full electronic access to court cases is provided to the public, Wink News reports. Driver's license, credit card and Social Security numbers as well as e-mail addresses, passwords, birth dates and full names of minors will either be truncated or not included in court documents. The justices who approved the rules said that defense lawyers, prosecutors, law enforcement and others will still have access to the full information.
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