CM/ECF - Access to Case Information and Documents by Third-Party Services

November 28, 2018

CM/ECF filers should be aware of the potential to inadvertently share restricted documents when using third-party services or software.

Sharing your PACER account credentials with a third-party service provider, such as PacerPro, DocketBird, RECAP, etc., or designating that provider as a secondary recipient of a Notice of Electronic Filing or Notice of Docket Activity (NEF/NDA) will give it access to case information and documents that should be accessible only to case participants. You are urged to use caution in your account security practices to ensure that restricted documents to which you have access are not disclosed. Fee exempt users should not share the documents they obtain from PACER because such exemptions apply only for limited purposes and any transfer of data obtained as a result of a fee exemption is prohibited unless expressly authorized by the court.

Additional information concerning the judiciary's privacy policy for electronic case files is available at this link: Privacy Policy.