The Florida Supreme Court’s Committee on Privacy and Court Records has issued its final report:
The committee was not able to come to a unanimous conclusion on all points. But, in what is for me a very unusual experience, I found myself voting with the majority on all the disputed questions.
There’s been a fair amount of press attention too. Here’s a sampling:
- Palm Beach Post, State panel urges rules on data collection
- Gainesville Sun (AP), State panel supports goal of Internet access to court records
There’s also a piece in the Daily Business Review but it’s only for subscribers. The Miami Herald’s coverage — four paragraphs from the AP story — is pretty pathetic for anything that has pretentions to being a major national newspaper.
For a taste of the state clerk’s spin on all this (their reps wrote one of the dissents), see this article from Manatee county (Bradenton Herald).