Effective July 1, 2021, the Michigan Supreme Court ordered the removal of all personal identifiers from public court files other than the defendant’s name. This is part of AO No 1994-4 establishment of Michigan Trial Courts Records Management Standards. In order to protect privacy and address security concerns, it is ordered that protected personal identifying information, as defined in court rule, filed with the state courts of Michigan in any form or manner and for any purpose must be nonpublic. These identifiers include date of birth, social security number, driver’s license number passport numbers, etcc.
David C. Williams
DCW & Associates Investigations & Research
16691 Gothard Street, Suite D
Huntington Beach, California 92647
At just after 4:30 PM EST on June 30, 2021 the Michigan Supreme Court issued an order that delays implementation of their rule which would remove all personal identifiers from public court files other than the defendant’s name. The implementation date has been changed from July 1, 2021 until January 1, 2022 however many courts have already started the reduction of personal identifiers.
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MICHIGAN LAW CHANGE DELAYED
We are thrilled to advise you that at the final hour yesterday, June 30th, the Michigan Supreme Court issued an order that delays implementation of their rule which would make dates of birth unavailable. The implementation date has been changed from July 1, 2021 to January 1, 2022.
We will continue to work with the PBSA (Professional Background Screening Association) and work on behalf of our clients on this matter and keep you posted. We anticipate many courts are not yet aware of this delayed implementation schedule and will continue our communication and diligent efforts to take care of all of our clients.
Thank you to all who have engaged on this matter through letters and phone calls. This was a battle and we thank everyone for your significant efforts that allowed us this progress. America’s power is in it’s people!
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