Depending on the record being expunged, such as court files for example, the original source that is providing the information should have that order and thereafter restrict its public access. When courts grant expungements with orders to restrict the information from public access, they will not automatically and necessarily expunge records on your behalf in various databanks, even when the records are from other government departments. Unless the source of the information, has the expungement in effect, the records will continue to be provided and accessed by the public or any entity which requests them. As long as the source gives access to that information/records, it can continue to reappear anywhere without knowledge. Even when private entities initially omit the expunged information, they can reappear upon data updates from government departments without the expungement. Many public record directories will have an opt out option (form) which can submitted to remove the information.
Jul 27, 2016