Redaction in Legal Agencies
The resulting discourse regarding the 2016 election and influence from other governments into the results also brought redaction into the forefront of mainstream media. Both Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the resulting public release by Attorney General William Barr showed pages and pages of redactions or text obliterated with black boxes. The enormous media attention had Americans clamoring for the details only to be somewhat mystified about the amount of redacted material. Redaction isn’t new to the public, but the large quantity of redacted material did bring more focus to the method of redaction and its use to retain privacy in legal matters.
Surveillance and Consumer Privacy in Retail Settings
Most retailers in the United States and across the globe use surveillance on their premises. Most people are aware of this and realize that it is necessary for their protection and the protection of the business itself. One of the most significant necessities in having surveillance available to a company is for loss prevention. Protecting the premises and their assets or products is essential to the overall bottom line for any business. As a consumer, there are some reassurances that any video footage from the premises will be held to scrutiny and protect their civil rights and privacy.