Privacy Policy (Redaction)

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Duty to Redact Personal Information
The responsibility for redacting personal data identifiers rests solely with counsel and the parties. The Clerk will not review documents for compliance with this rule, seal documents containing personal data identifiers without a Court order, or redact such information from documents. See Local Rule 1007-1(H).

Advisory for Limiting Personal Information in TRANSCRIPTS
This Court's Privacy Policy, which is consistent with the policy of the Judicial Conference, restricts the publication of certain personal data in documents that are filed with the Court. The policy requires limiting Social Security and financial account numbers to the last four digits, using only initials for the names of minor children, and limiting dates of birth to the year. If such information is elicited during testimony or other court proceedings, it will become available to the public when the official transcript is filed unless, and until, it is redacted. Please take this into account when questioning witnesses or making other statements in court. If a restricted item is mentioned on the record, you may ask to have it stricken from the record or partially redacted to conform to the privacy policy, or the court may do so on its own motion.

Restricted Documents
Due to new privacy procedures, some documents filed electronically will not be available online.  When a user tries to access a document that is not available online, the System will display the message, “The document has been restricted.  If this document is not redacted or sealed it may be viewed in the Clerk’s Office...”  Restricted documents will be available for viewing and printing at the Clerk’s Office or may be purchased in paper form.  For instructions on purchasing a restricted document by mail, please call 918-699-4072.

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