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Judiciary Addresses Cybersecurity Breach: Extra Safeguards to Protect Sensitive Court Records

Release Date: 
Thursday, January 7, 2021

The Judicial Conference of the U.S. Courts provided notice of an apparent breach of the CM/ECF system and called upon courts to implement new security procedures to protect highly sensitive documents (HSDs). We do not know if the breach impacted EDLA specifically. The court will post new procedures as quickly as possible for the limited types of documents that meet the definition of HSDs on this website. Most HSDs are filed under seal as preliminary documents in criminal cases and submitted to the court in paper form so we expect there to be little impact to attorney procedures with the court.

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