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Personal Information privacy

Proposed bill to ban internet disclosure of personally identifiable information of judges and judicial employees before Congress — FAN 323

"[There is an] urgent need for immediate Congressional action to address the critical security needs of federal judges, court employees, those who protect our courthouses across the country, and the safety of the public at our nation’s courthouses." — Judge Roslynn Mauskopf

January 5, 2022

Except as provided in clause (ii), no person, business, or association shall publicly post or publicly display on the internet covered information of an at-risk individual or immediate family if the at-risk individual has made a written request to that person, business, or association to not disclose the covered information of the at-risk individual or immediate family.

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