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2023 California Rules of Court

Rule 2.524. Security of confidential information

(a) Secure access and encryption required

If any information in an electronic record that is confidential by law or sealed by court order may lawfully be provided remotely to a person or organization described in rule 2.515, any remote access to the confidential information must be provided through a secure platform and any electronic transmission of the information must be encrypted.

(b) Vendor contracts and statewide master agreements

A court may enter into a contract with a vendor to provide secure access and encryption services. Alternatively, if a statewide master agreement is available for secure access and encryption services, courts may use that master agreement.

Rule 2.524 adopted effective January 1, 2019.

Advisory Committee Comment

This rule describes security and encryption requirements; levels of access are provided for in rules 2.517-2.522.

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