Michigan Issues FAQs on Personal Identifying Information in Court Filings

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 19, 2022, the Michigan State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) released updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about “Personal Identifying Information in Court Filings” that addressed the general rules, orders, and standards regarding the protection of Personal Identifying Information (PII). Michigan Court Rule (MCR) 1.109(D)(9)(a) provides that…

Michigan State Court Consent Verification Registration Now Available

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Michigan State Court Consent Verification Registration is now available will allow authorized individuals to access identifiers in court records. The site is at www.courts.michigan.gov/CVRApp. A list of authorized individuals that have completed registration will be at www.courts.michigan.gov/AuthorizedList. Dates of birth (DOBs) contained in court records are protected…

California Bill Would Permit Searches of Publicly Accessible Court Cases Based on Defendant’s DOB and Driver’s License Number

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 17, 2022, California Senate Bill 1262 (SB 1262) was introduced by Senator Steven Bradford (D-35th District) to require publicly accessible electronic indexes of defendants in criminal cases to permit searches and filtering of results based on a defendant’s driver’s license number or date of birth,…

CFPB Advisory Opinion Affirms CRAs Using “Name-Only Matching” Violate FCRA

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 4, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an advisory opinion to affirm that consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) that use “name-only matching” for records are not using “reasonable procedures to assure maximum possible accuracy” as required by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).…

Background Check Expert Explains Problems with Michigan DOB Redaction

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn “Michigan plans to omit personal information from future court records, but the background checking industry says the change will make accurate screening nearly impossible,” according to an article posted on MLive.com that interviewed several background check experts, including screening industry veteran Dawn Standerwick. “Background checkers can’t report…