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You are NOT required to submit your Social Security Number for court documents.  If a disclosure of a Social Security Number is required, only the last four digits of the number will be used.

Pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court new Rule 138, effective January 1, 2012: Unless otherwise required by law or ordered by the court, parties shall not include Social Security Numbers in documents filed with the court, including exhibits thereto, whether filed electronically or on paper.

 

Supreme Court Amended Rule 15: Social Security Numbers in Pleadings and Related Matters December 24, 2013 

(a.) Applicability.  This rule applies to all documents filed with he court in all cases except civil cases.  The confidential treatment of an individual's Social Security number in civil case court filings is separately provided for in Rule 138.

(b.) Unless otherwise required by law or ordered by the court, parties shall not include Social Security numbers in documents filed with the court, including exhibits thereto whether filed electronically or in paper.  If disclosure of an individual's Social Security number is required for a particular filing, only the last four digits of that number shall be used.  The filing must be accompanied by a confidential information form in substantial compliance with the attached NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION WITHIN COURT FILING, which shall identify the full Social Security number and shall remain confidential , except as to the parties or as the court may direct.

(c.) Neither the court, nor the clerk, will review each pleading for compliance with this rule. If a pleading is filed without redaction, a party or identified person may move the court to order redaction.  If the court finds the inclusion of the Social Security number was willful, the court may award the prevailing party reasonable expenses, including attorney fees and court costs, incurred in making or opposing the motion.

(d) This rule does not require any party, attorney, clerk, or judicial officer to redact information from a court record that was filed prior to the adoption of this rule; provided, however, that a party may request that a Social Security number be redacted in a matter that preceded the adoption of this rule.

FORM: NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION WITHIN COURT FILING

 

Amended Rule 138 (link)

 

Helpful links for computer and identity protection:

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Homeland Security

United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team

Social Security

USA.gov

Federal Trade Commission Children's Privacy

 

   


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