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September 2007

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Public Comment Sought


The federal Judiciary is seeking comment on the privacy and security implications related to electronic public access to certain documents in criminal case files.

A Judicial Conference committee is interested in comments on a proposal to restrict public Internet access to plea agreements in criminal cases, which may contain information identifying defendants who are cooperating with law enforcement investigations.

All comments are due by October 26, 2007. Background information and details on how comments can be submitted by email or through the U.S. mail can be found here.