A law under consideration in Missouri has County Clerks claiming that they’ll have to remove their records from the Internet. A simple requirement to remove identifying information, from Internet-posted documents, on certain state officials, can’t be done simply.
Officials who would be entitled to that protection include statewide officeholders, state legislators, judges, prosecuting attorneys, public defenders, city attorneys and parole officers, among others.
Jackson County’s executive has said the bill would force that county to remove its online public records from the Internet, while Boone County Recorder of Deeds Bettie Johnson has raised similar questions about the measure. The Missouri Press Association has asked Blunt to veto the bill.