Rule 9037. Privacy Protection for Filings Made with the Court
(a) REDACTED FILINGS.
Unless the court orders otherwise, in an electronic or paper filing
made with the court that contains an individual's social-security
number, taxpayer-identification number, or birth date, the name of an
individual, other than the debtor, known to be and identified as a
minor, or a financial-account number, a party or nonparty making the
filing may include only:
(1) the last four digits of the social-security number and taxpayer-identification number;
(2) the year of the individual's birth;
(3) the minor's initials; and
(4) the last four digits of the financial-account number.
(b) EXEMPTIONS FROM THE REDACTION REQUIREMENT.
The redaction requirement does not apply to the following:
(1) a financial-account number that identifies the property
allegedly subject to forfeiture in a forfeiture proceeding;
(2) the record of an administrative or agency proceeding unless
filed with a proof of claim;
(3) the official record of a state-court proceeding;
(4) the record of a court or tribunal, if that record was not
subject to the redaction requirement when originally filed;
(5) a filing covered by subdivision (c) of this rule; and
(6) a filing that is subject to § 110 of the Code.
(c) FILINGS MADE UNDER SEAL.
The court may
order that a filing be made under seal without redaction. The court may
later unseal the filing or order the entity that made the filing to
file a redacted version for the public record.
(d) PROTECTIVE ORDERS.
For cause, the court may by order in a case under the Code:
(1) require redaction of additional information; or
(2) limit or prohibit a nonparty's remote electronic access to a
document filed with the court.
(e) OPTION FOR ADDITIONAL UNREDACTED FILING UNDER SEAL.
An entity making a redacted filing may also file an unredacted copy
under seal. The court must retain the unredacted copy as part of the
(f) OPTION FOR FILING A REFERENCE LIST.
A filing that contains redacted information may be filed together with
a reference list that identifies each item of redacted information and
specifies an appropriate identifier that uniquely corresponds to each
item listed. The list must be filed under seal and may be amended as of
right. Any reference in the case to a listed identifier will be
construed to refer to the corresponding item of information.
(g) WAIVER OF PROTECTION OF IDENTIFIERS.
An entity waives the protection of subdivision (a) as to the entity's
own information by filing it without redaction and not under seal.
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