NAAG supports the Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act of 2020, also known as Daniel’s Law. Fifty-one attorneys general signed a letter sent to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees asking for Congress to pass the legislation to keep federal judges safe.
This legislation would protect judges and their families by requiring federal agencies to maintain the confidentiality of judges’ personally identifiable information upon request; authorize funding for state and local governments to adopt similar measures; prohibit data brokers from selling, licensing, trading, purchasing, or otherwise providing or making available for consideration judges’ personally identifiable information; and create an enforceable mechanism for judges and their immediate family members to secure removal of their personally identifiable information from the Internet.
The Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act honors the memory of the son of Judge Esther Salas of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Daniel was tragically killed on July 19, 2020, when an armed assailant—a deranged attorney who had appeared in a case before Judge Salas—appeared at her home and opened fire. Daniel was only 20. Judge Salas’s husband was also shot in the attack.