What’s the Difference between Redaction, Deidentification, and Anonymization?
Safeguarding your consumer data is your agency’s responsibility, be it a small business, large enterprise, or even a government entity to protect the information from abuse or breaches of their data systems. Ways that can be done is through redaction, anonymization, or de-identification of the data. Once data has been used, or reached the end of its lifespan, it must be destroyed.
How Banks Improve Efficiency with Redaction Software
According to the Information Commissioner’s Office, businesses including banks have a responsibility to comply with the law, including the use of redaction techniques to protect third-party privacy and facilitate the fulfillment of legitimate SARs and FOIA requests.
Contact Tracing Apps | Is Your Privacy Protected?
What we haven’t seen a lot of in the United States, but has been done in other countries, is contact tracing. Contact tracing has been previously used successfully to contain SARS, Ebola, and other viral outbreaks across the globe. There are available apps that work via our smartphones to help track where and when contact with positive cases occur.
Live Streaming Privacy in the Middle of Coronavirus Outbreak
Privacy is the right to manage personal information. Any confidential information that may be accidentally exposed on a live stream, including faces of minors and private citizens, should be treated as such and removed using video and audio redaction software. Bear in mind that privacy is expected.
Set Your Sights on Washington State
Washington State will be implementing the new Washington Privacy Act (WPA) which was recently released for the public. Washington has not only met the standards provided by the CCPA but has upped the ante for all future privacy legislation to come. The bill is so comprehensive that it may lead as an example for more upcoming changes in proposed federal legislation, and other state legislations across the country.
Protecting Your Agency Against Massive Video FOIA Requests
There can be times when a citizen or multiple citizens or organizations can and will flood a law enforcement department with large quantities of FOIA requests. Taking the time now to prepare your agency for such events will save you time, money, and probably lawsuits.
Audio Redaction Software | The Basics
While video redaction software often comes with the capability to redact audio as well, there are still a lot of things you must know just on the audio side. Make sure that your audio redaction software is as good as your video redaction software and it helps if they are both in the same software so you don’t have to learn two different applications.
Proper Redaction Matters
If you intend on honoring redaction policies and rules, you are going to need to find better software for conducting redaction work. If not, you’ll just be inviting what happened in the Manafort investigation – redacted documents with top secret information being released to the masses.
Proactive Public Records
You’ve got your redaction and enhancement software. You’ve got fully trained records staff, fully trained investigative staff, you’ve got the ball rolling hard on this issue of public records and media requests. And yet, you still can’t stem the tide. You’re responding to every request, but your agency is still getting less than favorable reaction from the media and the community.
Audio Resampling | Protecting Sensitive Information & Identities
Protecting sensitive information and identities is a core operation when redacting files. It can be difficult when you face audio content. On the one hand, audio needs to be heard clearly for a jury to understand what is transpiring. On the other, we may be dealing with a protected witness, an undercover officer, or some information that is critical to future prosecutions that can’t be revealed in the moment.