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Modified Filing Procedures for Highly Sensitive Documents

Friday, January 8, 2021

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts alerted all federal district courts of an apparent compromise of documents in the CM/ECF system, including sealed documents. An apparent compromise of the confidentiality of the CM/ECF system due to these discovered vulnerabilities is under investigation.

Courts have been asked to implement new security procedures to protect Highly Sensitive Documents (HSDs). At this time, we are not aware of any direct impact to documents filed in the District of Utah CM/ECF system. The Court will soon post on our website new procedures to follow when filing the limited types of documents that meet the definition of HSDs.

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