In today’s world where data breaches seem to only be getting bigger
and more damaging, keeping sensitive information private is a top concern
for any company that works with it on a regular basis. However, over the
course of your day-to-day business activities, you may need to utilize
a document that contains sensitive information in a way that could expose
this information to a third party. This is where your business could benefit
strongly from document redaction.
What is Document Redaction?
Document redaction is essentially a way of shielding the confidential information
on a document so it cannot be exposed to a third party. Some common examples
of information that needs to be redacted include:
- Social Security numbers
- License numbers (professional, driver’s, or otherwise)
- Personal health or other medical record information
- Financial information
- Judiciary records
- Proprietary information or trade secrets
There are a variety of ways this can be done. On a physical document, a
solid black permanent marker can often be used to block out this sensitive
information so it can’t be seen. While this is the most effective
way to do this, it’s extremely slow and wildly inefficient, requiring
manual human review of every document that needs redaction.
Thanks to modern technology, computers can now aid us in this process.
Optical character recognition, or OCR, has made redacting large numbers
of documents a breeze. Computer software that utilizes this this technology
can recognize any character string that looks like one of the previously
mentioned types of data and shield it. This allows you to quickly sort
and scan through large numbers of document and redact any sensitive information
to protect your business, your clients, and more.
Attorneys, medical offices, or any other business that frequently works
with sensitive information could greatly benefit from this process. This
way you can relax and breathe easier, knowing your business isn’t
at risk of accidentally leaking potentially damaging information, and
facing the consequences of doing so.
Our New York City document services experts can help you set up the document
redaction service you need!
Call Acro Photo Print, Inc. today at (929) 244-4322 for more information.