Sep 182011
 
 September 18, 2011  Court

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.

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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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