A federal judge, who is a civil servant, works for the government and volunteered for the bench, to receive “Presidential” grade security.


(c) Data Brokers and Other Businesses

The bill prohibits “other” people, businesses, and associations from publicly posting or displaying on the internet a judge’s personally identifiable information…

…if the judge has made a written request of that person, business, or association not to disclose the judge’s personally identifiable information.

The legislation provides an exception to these restrictions if the personal information is relevant to a news story or matter of public concern.

After a person, business, or association has received a written request from a judge, the entity shall have 72 hours to remove the judge’s personally identifiable information from the internet.

The entity may not transfer the judge’s personally identifiable information, nor may they post it on any other website or subsidiary website controlled by them, subject to the exception discussed above.

(e) Redress and Penalties

Under this bill, a judge whose information is made public in violation of the bill may bring an action seeking injunctive or declaratory relief in any court of competent jurisdiction.

The bill also creates a private right of action for judges and their family members who are aggrieved by a knowing and willful violation of the data brokers subsection.

A prevailing plaintiff in this action shall be awarded damages not greater than three times the actual damages to the plaintiff and not less than $10,000.