Redaction of Information

Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9037 prohibits the filing of documents containing personal data identifiers.

Bankruptcy Rule 9037(a) reads, as follows:

(a) Redacted filings. Unless the court orders otherwise, in an electronic or paper filing made with the court that contains an individual's social-security number, taxpayer-identification number, or birth date, the name of an individual, other than the debtor, known to be and identified as a minor, or a financial-account number, a party or nonparty making the filing may include only:

(1) the last four digits of the social-security number and taxpayer-identification number;
(2) the year of the individual's birth;
(3) the minor's initials; and
(4) the last four digits of the financial-account number.

The responsibility for redacting personal data identifiers rests solely with counsel, parties in interest and pro se filers (individuals filing without legal counsel).The clerk does not review documents for compliance with redaction requirements.