Florida did it. Now Oklahoma’s considering it. Ziva Branstetter reports:
Court officials are again proposing a sweeping rule to remove personal information such as dates of birth from Oklahoma criminal and civil court records, prompting concern from former Attorney General Drew Edmondson and others.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court issued the proposed rule Wednesday, noting it was seeking comment from media groups, prosecutors, business groups, government agencies and others possibly affected by the rule.
It would require parties to criminal and civil cases to remove from court records dates of birth, home addresses, names of minor children, Social Security numbers, drivers license numbers, taxpayer identification numbers and “other personal identification numbers.”
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