Margie Kacoha reports:
Private information in public court documents will receive a layer of protection by Oct. 1 at the latest under a deadline set by the Florida Supreme Court in July. A ccording to the Palm Beach County clerk’s office, attorneys and those representing themselves must limit personal information in court documents as part of the ongoing fight against identity theft.
The new rules include limiting the identification of minors to their initials; limiting date-of-birth information to the year; using only the last four digits of a driver license number, passport or other identifying number; allowing only truncated versions of e-mail addresses; and prohibiting in many cases the use of any portion of a Social Security number and bank account, credit and debit card numbers, according to the clerk’s office.
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