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705 ILCS 90/2-5
(705 ILCS 90/2-5)
Publicly posting a judicial officer's personal information on the Internet by persons, businesses, and associations.
(a) Prohibited Conduct.
(1) All persons, businesses, and associations shall
refrain from publicly posting or displaying on the Internet publicly available content that includes a judicial officer's personal information, provided that the judicial officer has made a written request to the person, business, or association that it refrain from disclosing the personal information.
(2) No person, business, or association shall
solicit, sell, or trade on the Internet a judicial officer's personal information with the intent to pose an imminent and serious threat to the health and safety of the judicial officer or the judicial officer's immediate family.
(3) This subsection includes, but is not limited to,
Internet phone directories, Internet search engines, Internet data aggregators, and Internet service providers.
(b) Required Conduct.
(1) After a person, business, or association has
received a written request from a judicial officer to protect the privacy of the officer's personal information, that person, business, or association shall have 72 hours to remove the personal information from the Internet.
(2) After a person, business, or association has
received a written request from a judicial officer, that person, business, or association shall ensure that the judicial officer's personal information is not made available on any website or subsidiary website controlled by that person, business, or association.
(3) After receiving a judicial officer's written
request, no person, business, or association shall transfer the judicial officer's personal information to any other person, business, or association through any medium.
A judicial officer whose personal information is made
public as a result of a violation of this Act may bring an action seeking injunctive or declaratory relief in any court of competent jurisdiction. If the court grants injunctive or declaratory relief, the person, business, or association responsible for the violation shall be required to pay the judicial officer's costs and reasonable attorney's fees.
(Source: P.A. 97-847, eff. 9-22-12.)