Effective January 1, 2014, Supreme Court Rules 15 (Social Security Numbers in Pleadings and Related Matters) and 138 (Personal Identity Information) are amended.  By amending its Rules, the Court recognized the all too pervasive risk of identity theft and has taken measures to protect the privacy rights of citizens who are involved in litigation.  From now on, people seeking to obtain justice through our judicial system need not fear having to disclose personal identity information in public-accessible court-filed documents.   To read the specific changes, click on the following link:

http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/SupremeCourt/Rules/Amend/2013/122413.pdf