Michigan Personal Identifiable Information (PII) Redaction

Liberty Screening Services has been closely following our national screening association, the Professional Background Screening Association, surrounding changing legislation in the state of Michigan. 


We received notification this morning, that Effective July 1st, 2021, new rulings involving the removal of Personal Identifiable Information (PII) MCR 1.109(G)(9) and MCR 8.119(I) are expected to go into effect. Potentially impacted PII may include: DOB, SSN, Address, Driver's License, and Passport Numbers. The courts have been inconsistent regarding how the PII will be removed (older cases first, newer cases first, or all at once). Our national association, as well as various researchers, have been working to oppose the rulings. Official opposition requests have been submitted to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and are awaiting further review.


For this reason, beginning on July 1, we will be offering the following immediate solutions for Michigan County Searches:


Option 1: We will conduct a county level search returning all available PII from the court.  IF PII returned on the record contains at least two identifiers, Liberty will provide all reportable records.  If PII returned on the record does not contain at least two identifiers, Liberty will add a Michigan statewide search to verify the records.


Option 2: We support a Michigan Statewide product which can be ordered in lieu of a county level search, or as a second, separate search to supplement a county search. Please note that the Michigan statewide search will incur an additional fee assessed by the state, and passed on through each order.  If you would like more information on how the Michigan Statewide search differs from a county level search in MI, please contact Liberty Screening Services.


Liberty will continue to monitor this evolving situation and provide updates as they become available.