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Consequences of Improper Redaction

February 3, 2016 Published by

Is Your Redaction Solution Putting You at Risk?


The Scary Truth
Manual redaction processes pose a high risk of exposing sensitive information. Redacting with black markers creates extreme risk in which individuals can “see through” the redaction. Redacting with redaction tape poses risks in which the tape may become dislodged from the document. Additionally, individuals using simple word processing software to redact often miss information and disregard that the metadata (hidden data) is still exposed. The margin of error in these scenarios are immensely high, putting individuals and organizations at risk.

Included in these risks are the federal and regional fines associated with inadvertent disclosure. Such fines can cost an organization upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars. The time and costs involved with manual redaction inhibit the productivity and profitability of the organization and prohibit individuals from utilizing their core competencies.

Performing redaction manually has become inefficient, costly, and risky.

The Answer

Adopt an intelligent automated redaction system such as CoreRedact.

CoreRedact automates the redaction process and includes enhanced quality control measures to decrease inadvertent disclosure.

Simply select the criteria that should be redacted. For example, social security numbers, phone numbers, email addresses, sates of birth, etc. Or, enter custom key words, such as names of minors. CoreRedact redacts multiple key words and patterns at once and on the entire population of documents.

Easily visualize where redactions exists on a document. A visual quality control checkpoint allows users to see the number of redactions on each document and how many need to be verified or approved.

Human error decreases immensely as well as time and associated costs.

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Avoid the Headlines!

“University of Washington hit with $720,000 Fine for Withholding Records in Bias Case”
Summary: The University withheld “entire documents instead of redacting those portions that it believed were exempt from exposure.” The University’s fine was 50 cents per day, per record, or $723,290.
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‘IDIOTS’: TRD Attorney Criticized Agency for Botched Redaction”
Summary: “You have published taxpayer return information despite the clear intent that it remain confidential. It is unlawful for any person other than the taxpayer to intentionally reveal to any other person the taxpayer’s return information.”
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