Metadata in PDF Documents

Attorneys and self-represented litigants are advised to exercise caution when creating Portable Document Format (PDF) documents for submission to the Court’s Electronic Case Files (ECF) system. Steps must be taken to ensure that the documents are free of hidden data that may contain redacted information, or that traces of information that have been edited or deleted do not remain hidden in the final document. Even PDF content that has been encrypted can be recovered.  Instructions for doing so are included in the attached Notice.