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Self-help forms to be out soon for requesting redactions of private info in court records Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Bismarck Tribune

Self-help forms and instructions are set to be available [this] week for people to request redactions of private information from North Dakota court records -- an avenue of addressing privacy concerns that arose after public court documents were briefly made remotely accessible.

State Court Administrator Sally Holewa said the forms are expected to be available on Monday on the self-help webpage at The forms come more than a month after North Dakota's Supreme Court unplugged newly established remote access to online court records due to concerns of private information left in public documents.

The forms could be used for any information a person might wish to be redacted, Holewa said, such as embarrassing or painful court exhibits or civil or family case affidavits containing untrue or unproven allegations.

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