The Security drop-down selector next to the Lead Document upload area typically contains at least two options: Confidential and Non-Confidential (or Public). In some courts, these options also appear as Contains sensitive data or Does not contain sensitive data. (See below for an example.)
- Confidential or Contains sensitive data refers to documents to be filed into confidential cases or that contain data of a sensitive nature that should not be made public.
Examples of documents including sensitive information would be documents including bank account numbers, Social Security numbers (SSNs), or any information pertaining to minors in a case.
- Non-Confidential / Public or Does not contain sensitive data are documents filed into typical public matters that do not contain data of a private nature.
Letters to the court containing general information would be a good example of non-confidential or public documents.
Some courts offer more than these options in the Security drop-down menu, as shown below.
Some courts require you to select a Security option for specific filing functions. California courts, for example, require the "Confidential" security option to be selected to lodge a document.
For more information on these options and what they may be used for, contact the clerks at the court you are filing into for more information.