Bloomberg Law
Sept. 28, 2020, 7:39 PM

Proposal Would Ban Purchase, Sale of Judges’ Personal Data

Madison Alder
Madison Alder

Commercial data collectors would be prohibited from selling or purchasing personally identifiable information of federal judges under bipartisan legislation proposed in the House and Senate, answering a call from a judge whose son was slain in July at their home in New Jersey.

The Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act of 2020, named for the murdered son of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas, would also prohibit government agencies from posting personal information about judges and would authorize a grant program to help state and local governments prevent that information from getting online or removing it.

“No person who ...

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