Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Privacy of personal information for criminal justice officials

SB 5654 prohibits the posting of personal information about criminal justice officials -- including judges, prosecutors, and public defenders -- on the web if the dissemination of the personal information poses an imminent and serious threat to the official's safety or the safety of that person's immediate family and the threat is reasonably apparent to the person making the information available on the world wide web to be serious and imminent. It also creates a private cause of action for the official whose information was published.

HB 1784 is a similar bill in the House. The Senate bill has already been through committee.

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