Associated Press reports:
It seems like a reasonable idea: Before records in a criminal or civil case can be made public, Florida’s clerks of court must purge them of all Social Security, credit card and bank numbers.
But in many of the state’s 67 counties, that task has caused delays in the release of records that are available under Florida’s public records laws. Even though many records lack such information, every file has to be screened to make sure it is free of personal information under a law that went into effect last year.
Read more on Tampa Bay Times. A delay of a day or more may not seem bad to most of us, but for media/press, I guess it seems serious.