Privacy Policy and Redaction Requirements

Pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. Rule 9037(a) and the

Policies of the Judicial Conference of the United States

 

Unless the Court orders otherwise, an electronic or paper filing made with the Court that contains an individual's social-security number and taxpayer identification number, or birth date, the name of an individual (other than the debtor), known to be and identified as a minor, or a financial-account number, a party or nonparty making the filing shall include only:

  1. the last four digits of the social-security number and taxpayer-identification number;
  2. the year of the individual's birth;
  3. the minor's initials; and
  4. the last four digits of the financial-account number.

NOTE: With the exception of transcripts, redaction of the information described is the responsibility of the person filing the document.

When a transcript is filed, the attorneys and pro se parties who attended the hearing are solely responsible for redaction of the information described in the Rule. Redaction is accomplished only with input from the attorneys and pro se parties who attended the hearing and who have filed an appropriate Request/Motion for Redaction. Transcribers are not responsible for identifying a need for redaction or for redacting transcripts absent a request by an attorney or pro se party. The redaction procedures for transcripts (as well as the 90-day restriction policy) apply only to transcripts of federal courtroom proceedings.

NOTE: The Clerk's Office is not required to review documents filed with the court for compliance with this rule. (See Advisory Committee Notes to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9037.)