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Duty to Protect CM/ECF Filing and PACER Account Credentials

CM/ECF and PACER users should protect the security of their CM/ECF credentials so that sealed and/or restricted documents are not shared.

Sharing CM/ECF filing credentials and 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 sealed and/or restricted case information and documents in violation of court rules, policies and orders. You are urged to use caution in your computer security practices to ensure that sealed and/or 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.