Bloomberg Law
Dec. 2, 2021, 5:08 PM

Online Privacy Shield for Judges Advanced by Senate Judiciary

Madison Alder
Madison Alder

A bill to shield judges’ personally identifiable information online advanced out of the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously after members tabled amendments to boost security for government officials and members of Congress.

The committee voted 22-0 at a Thursday markup in support of the Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act of 2021 (S. 2340). That bill would prohibit data brokers from knowingly selling, trading, licensing purchase, or providing judges’ personally identifiable information, such as home addresses.

The legislation was first introduced in both chambers after the 2020 fatal shooting of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas’ son at their ...

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