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Keep Court Records Open, But Do It Carefully, Florida Panel Says

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A Florida Supreme Court task force on court records recommended that the state’s established policy of openness be held “paramount” but that internet access be limited until system improvements are in place to handle privacy issues. The committee also recommended that lawmakers do a better job of regulating the data-collection industry, reexamine what records are confidential and prevent unnecessary documents from being entered into court files. (8/18/05)