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CM/ECF - Access to Case Infomation and Documents by Third-Party Services

November 21, 2018

CM/ECF filers should be aware of the potential to inadvertently share restricted documents when using third-party services or software.

Sharing your PACER account credentials with a third-party service provider or designating that provider as a secondary recipient of a Notice of Electronic Filing or Notice of Docket Activity (NEF/NDA) will give it access to case information and documents that should be accessible only to case participants. You are urged to use caution in your computer security practices to ensure that restricted documents to which you have access are not disclosed. Fee exempt users should not share the documents they obtain from PACER under the exemption, unless expressly authorized by the court.

Additional information on sealed and confidential materials is available at this link: Privacy Policies.