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2023 California Rules of Court

Rule 2.525. Searches; unauthorized access

(a) Searches by case number or caption

A user authorized under this article to remotely access a party's electronic records may search for the records by case number or case caption.

(b) Access level

A court providing remote access to electronic records under this article must ensure that authorized users are able to access the electronic records only at the access levels provided in this article.

(c) Unauthorized access

If a user gains access to an electronic record that he or she is not authorized to access under this article, the user must:

(1)  Report the unauthorized access to the court as directed by the court for that purpose;

(2)  Destroy all copies, in any form, of the record; and

(3)  Delete from his or her web browser history all information that identifies the record.

Rule 2.525 adopted effective January 1, 2019.

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