A Short History on Redaction
Redaction is a basic form of editing and can be applied in a variety of contexts. On the one hand, redaction is combining texts and slightly altering it to create a single document ready to be released to the reader. It is a term used to describe the removal of specific data or content held back for security or privacy reasons.
What Optical Character Recognition Can Do For Your Business
Businesses everywhere are looking for better ways to automate or speed up document processing. Most offices come equipped with a document scanner, and if you were paying attention, the term optical character recognition (OCR) may have crossed your path. However, what exactly is OCR, and what is it used for?
Voters Pass Proposition 24 California
Californians take their personal privacy seriously. On June 28, 2018, the California State Legislature signed into effect the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to make amendments to Part 4 of Division 3 of the California Civil Code. The CCPA is a statewide statute intended to increase residential privacy rights and reinforce consumer protection for California residents.
Real Estate and Redaction Rules
What is redaction, and why does it matter in real estate? Redaction is the term that describes the removal of some content from records, media, video, or other data to protect privacy. In many transactions, especially financial ones, both the buyer and seller give a great deal of information to the transaction, including personally identifiable information (PII). Regardless of the type of transaction, PII is defined as “any information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, such as name, social security number, date, and place of birth, mother’s maiden name, or biometric records; and any other information that is linked or linkable to an individual, such as medical, educational, financial, and employment information.”
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.
How the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Implements Redaction
The TSA is the Transportation Security Administration, which is a government agency that falls under the management of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Though the agency does work with surface travel, it is primarily concerned with air travel. The agency was developed in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks that occurred against the United States.
Compliant Data For Authorized Eyes Only
The Information Commissioner’s Office reported 75 cases of ‘ failure to redact ‘ in the final quarter of 2019. Document redaction in the digital age is becoming more difficult than it should be. The first question to ask do you have redaction software in your organization, and if so, how does it handle different file types?
HIPAA and New Privacy Risks with Tech Firms
Regardless of where your corporation stands, whether your company falls on the side of compliance with HIPAA or as a private firm, you’re allowed the loophole, it would be smart to not take advantage of patient information. Trust from citizens and consumers can make or break a business.