Public access to court information can also be found through the internet but oftentimes, it is only the basic information which can be found. The basic details such as the names of the judges and the lawyers are easily given to the public but with regard to court decision and the pending cases, they are hardly to be shared. Again, they say that this is not to prejudice the ones involved and to give way to the normal due process of law.
Public access to court information is being questioned in many countries especially if it is not made available to people in crucial times. Mostly, it is through the media that people get firsthand information about the case and not the court itself. Looking at this problem, we should also consider that it is not the responsibility of the court to inform the people of such information. Perhaps, it is about the people researching about it and yes, waiting for the information to be truly ripe for sharing. Public access to court information is not totally a matter of right but a privilege if we may look at it.
Those people who may be subject of this information also have the right to confidentiality so that they may not be judged unjustly. Public access to court information should not then be totally demanded because others may also fall victim to this kind of demand. This matter is purely about consideration and waiting for the right time of information sharing. But this does not mean that web sites should no longer be made available. They should be. This is for the reason that this is the only information that people should know, or at least should have, just to give inkling on who is handling the case or so.