Rules of Practice and Procedure effective September 15, 2011 - page 87

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E-Rule 12 - Technology and Compatibility
All CM/ECF Users must create and maintain an electronic
filing system compatible with the Court's CM/ECF system.
The failure to create and maintain an electronic filing system
compatible with the Court's electronic filing system will not be
accepted as a reason for the failure to timely file any electronic
document. The Court's electronic filing system may be
periodically modified or upgraded, and all CM/ECF Users
must modify or upgrade their electronic filing system to
maintain compatibility. Every effort will be made by the Court
to provide advance notice of system modifications or upgrades
that may impact CM/ECF Users.
E-Rule 13 - Public Access
(a) Except for the cases sealed under Rule 48 of the Court's
Rules of Practice and Procedure, documents filed electronically
are public documents and once filed are not protected by
federal privacy statutes or regulations. Documents filed
electronically are automatically linked to automated docket
entries without prior review by personnel of the Court.
Because of the worldwide access to these electronic records,
this fact should be carefully considered by all parties when
filing documents.
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(b) It is the responsibility of all parties to refrain from and
prevent the filing with the Court of any electronic document
that will not be locked that contains personal identifiers or
information such as medical information otherwise protected
by privacy statutes or regulations or that is deemed personal in
nature and not necessary for the resolution of the matters under
consideration by the Court. Redaction of private information
not necessary for the resolution of the matters before the Court
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