G | REDACTION
1. Responsibility for redaction. It is the responsibility of every lawyer and pro se litigant to redact personal identifiers before filing pleadings, motions, memoranda, exhibits, and other documents with the court. The clerk’s office will not review documents for compliance with this rule, seal on its own motion documents containing personal identifiers, or redact documents, whether filed electronically or in paper form. The filing party is responsible for verifying that appropriate and effective methods of redaction have been used.
2. Redaction rules. To comply with the policy of the Judicial Conference of the United States and the E-Government Act of 2002, Pub. L. No. 107-347, along with Fed. R. Civ. P. 5.2 and Fed. R. Crim. P. 49.1, filing parties must omit or, where inclusion is necessary, partially redact the following personal data identifiers from all pleadings, documents, and exhibits, filed with the court, whether electronically or in paper form.
a. Minor’s name: Use the minor’s initials;
b. Financial account numbers: Identify the name or type of account and the financial institution where maintained, but use only the last four numbers of the account number;
c. Social Security numbers: Use only the last four digits;
d. Taxpayer Identification numbers: Use only the last four digits;
e. Dates of birth: Use only the year;
f. Home address: Use only city and state (criminal cases only).
3. Exemptions from the redaction rules. The above redaction rules do not apply to:
a. A financial account number or a real property address that identifies the property alleged to be subject to forfeiture in a forfeiture proceeding;
b. A record of an administrative or agency proceeding;
c. An official record of a state court proceeding;
d. The record of a court or tribunal, if that record was not subject to redaction when originally filed;
e. A filing exempted under Federal Rules of Procedure;
f. A pro se litigant filing an action brought under 28 U.S.C. §§2241, 2254, or 2255;
g. An arrest or search warrant; and
h. A charging document and an affidavit filed in support of any charging documents.
US District Court - Middle District of Florida | CM/ECF Administrative Procedures
Revised effective 2/1/2021
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