Nov 122011
 
 November 12, 2011  Posted by  Laws

As I have often remarked, whenever you “balance” privacy against something else, privacy will lose.

Consider a report today by Sean Murphy of Associated Press that a plan that would better protect the privacy of Oklahomans is encountering resistance:

A plan to restrict the amount of personal information included in public court records is drawing opposition from a diverse group that includes prosecutors, law enforcement, attorneys and the media.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court sought public input on a proposed new rule as part of its plan to develop a statewide court system database that will allow the public to have online access to virtually every document filed in all 77 of the state’s courthouses.

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Of the 39 entities that submitted public comments to the court, nearly all opposed the requirement that home addresses and birth dates be excluded. Under the rule, a birth date would include only the year, and the address would include only a city and state.

Read more on The Republic.

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