Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Online court records

A Wired magazine article says:
Court records are presenting a tricky challenge for open-government types and privacy advocates. In most parts of the country, people can drive to a courthouse to view all types of records. But should those same records -- which include medical histories, divorce records, arrests -- be online in the age of omniscient search engines and identity thieves?
Divorce records can be embarrassing, but I think that the main fault is with the court for collecting the sordid details in the first place.

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