Safeguarding Your Company's Reputation with Redaction Services datascan redaction

Your company’s reputation is everything. Protecting your or your client’s personal data is critical to keeping that reputation intact, especially in an age where information travels at the speed of light. Redaction services can help protect you and keep you compliant with data protection legislation by removing sensitive information from documents and/or CCTV footage effectively before you share it.

The importance of redaction

Redaction services are a cost-effective way to protect your company from legal action and protect your reputation. As a business owner, it’s important that you understand the benefits of redaction and how it can help protect you in the long run.  Redaction helps businesses avoid legal issues by removing sensitive information from documents and footage that may be used in court proceedings or legal disputes. Redacting confidential or private information before sharing with third parties can help prevent issues over information leaks while also ensuring compliance with privacy legislation.

What is redaction?

Redaction is the process of removing sensitive information from documents or video footage. It is used to protect personal data, like faces, names, addresses or other identifying information of third parties.  It is particularly relevant in data subject access request (DSAR) situations.

Why is it important to protect personal data?

As a business owner, you have a responsibility to protect your customers’ or employee’s data. This is especially true if you store or share sensitive information such as medical information, PPSN or identifying information.  When these types of personal details are shared incorrectly, they can cause serious harm to both your business and the people whose data has been compromised.

How is redaction done?

Redaction is a process that can be complex and time-consuming, especially when you’re dealing with large amounts of footage.  Redaction software is designed to help quickly redact sensitive information from documents. The software relies on both humans and machines for its effectiveness.  It uses algorithms to identify sensitive information and then sends those results to editors who manually review each document before releasing it back into circulation.  An audit trail report will be produced at the end of the process which details the edits undertaken and this will be to an evidential standard.

Redaction services are more cost effective than software.

As the name implies, redaction services are a way of removing information from documents and footage so that they can be shared without compromising privacy or security. At Datascan Redaction Services this is done by using trained professionals who know how to use specialised tools and techniques to remove sensitive information while still maintaining legibility of the document or integrity of the footage. Redaction services are often more cost-effective than purchasing software because they allow you to take advantage of economies of scale by hiring multiple people at once instead of paying for an expensive piece of software that only one person can use at a time.

To find out more about our redaction services, you can speak with our friendly team at Datascan Redaction Services. Our service is reliable, cost effective and secure.