Don’t land in hot water – advanced redaction technology

November 3, 2015

2 minute read

We’ve all heard about it in the news over the years: private information leaked to the public. These situations make for some pretty juicy and heated stories. The privacy of information is a hot topic and the invasion of it has landed many in hot water!

The Risk of Unprotected Content

When we’re talking about personal or sensitive information contained in documents, corporations are taking this seriously. If action is not taken to preserve the confidentiality of information, organizations can be exposed to great risk. Apart from delivering great customer service by promising to ensure confidentiality, companies need to adhere to regulatory acts like FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) and ATIP (Access to Information and Privacy).

Such acts mandate that privacy be protected. This means that information like email addresses, social insurance numbers, account numbers and credit card numbers must be hidden or removed from documents to comply with regulations and mitigate risk. With all of the recent leaks we have been hearing about in the news, it’s no wonder that privacy and solutions to ensure it are top of mind with enterprises.

The problem with common redaction solutions

Part of corporate privacy plans, or sometimes on a project by project basis, is often the redaction of sensitive content. Whether it is blacking out social security numbers, or phrases that if leaked could do the company or individuals harm, redaction has become an integral part of confidentiality programs in order to cool down the risk factor.

While there are many organizations and solutions to turn to, are they all created equal? We propose that they are not, for one simple reason: the redaction is superficial. So what does that mean? Plainly put: the redaction is more often than not one layer only of cover for the sensitive material.

Adlib’s answer to industry concerns – removing risk layer by layer

Delivered through our partner ecosystem, Adlib helps companies preserve sensitive information with Advanced Rendering-powered redaction technology that not only masks the content, but removes both visible and invisible layers and then removes the data itself, ensuring a higher level of security.

With redaction becoming a best practice for risk mitigation in many organizations, it’s essential that controlled and automated redaction using best in class technology is applied.

In fact, the applications of Advanced Rendering are widespread. Through our diverse and growing partner network, Advanced Rendering is applied to workflows and systems around the globe, helping organizations gain business insight through intelligent data extraction, automated classification and the enablement of long-term digital preservation, among a number of other advanced applications.

One of the best ways to learn about the applications of Advanced Rendering technology is through a Content Coaching session. This is a unique program that we offer where we consult with you about your unique organizational needs and together come up with a plan of action. I encourage you to check it out.

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