Several courts have issued new court policies dealing with electronic device use in the courthouse, E-filing, and the California Attorney General provides mobile application privacy recommendations.
Cook County, Illinois Circuit Court Delays Electronic Device Ban
An article in the Chicago Tribune on January 14, 2013 noted that the ban on electronic devices in Cook County criminal courthouses has been delayed until April 15, 2013
The court's web page on the ban can be seen here.
Orange County, California Extends eFiling Deadline for Some Cases to Midnight
It was announced on January 11, 2013 that effective January 14th that "electronically filed documents subject to the mandatory electronic filing requirements in civil limited, unlimited, and complex actions can be filed until midnight on the day the the filing is due".
To see the full order (PDF), click here.
Thanks to the LinkedIn e-Filing/e-Service of Court Documents group for that information.
State of Victoria, Australia Magistrate's Electronic Devices Policy
Very simple and straightforward - click here to see/download the PDF.
California AG Issues Mobile Application Privacy Recommendations
Via press release, January 10, 2013:
"SAN FRANCISCO -- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued recommendations for mobile application (app) developers and the mobile industry to safeguard consumer privacy. Today’s report provides guidance on developing strong privacy practices, translating these practices into mobile-friendly policies, and coordinating with mobile industry actors to promote comprehensive transparency.
“Californians want to know what personal information their apps collect, how it is used and with whom it is shared,” said Attorney General Harris. “To meet this need and keep pace with rapidly changing technology, these recommendations strike a responsible balance between protecting consumers’ personal information and fostering the continued growth of the innovative app economy.”"
The full report (PDF) can be accessed by clicking here.
(Thanks to LinkedIn E-signature group for that lead)