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…

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,…