As courts shift to digital filing, personal privacy interests are prompting the judiciary to block access to court hosue files. Because the judiciary weighs options, they have posed many policies to cope with these issues.

Whether you’re able to limit access to your electronic records, constraining who can watch what, when and how they will view and edit them is an effective method to prevent data breaches and ensure compliance with laws like HIPAA, GDPR and CCPA. This can be done by using file permissions to produce custom agreement policies and a doc tracker that records who’s viewing and accessing sensitive information.

Many data short-cuts happen the classical way ~ through shed or stolen paper documents and thumb hard disks. Requiring that most of electronic papers are stored securely using a password and an audit trail helps to prevent these breaches. You can even keep hypersensitive and confidential documents safe by ensuring that your hard disks are really scrubbed of most data towards the end of their useful life cycle.

Some states have already passed rules demanding Internet access to court records, and some are at the same time of selecting how much access they may allow. In case your state has not enacted such rules, get in touch with media-friendly lawmakers and ask those to support changes to your state’s open documents laws that provide for a broad right of access to electric reports. If your status has already enacted restrictive rules, consider submitting public comments to oppose them.