Our current laws and rules may have been sufficient in an era where getting these records meant traveling to a courthouse, or at the very least, communicating with a clerk to get them mailed or emailed, but the internet has changed things. Not only can these records be accessed by anyone online, but nothing is stopping third-party companies or organizations from scooping all of this data up and using it for their ends. We need new laws and new rules.
North Dakota Supreme Court chambers. John Hageman / Forum News Service