The Redaction component enables secure and irrecoverable removal of sensitive, confidential, or privileged information from PDF documents.
Users can select regions or search for the text they want to remove, send the unapplied changes to other stakeholders for feedback, and apply the changes, thereby permanently removing the redacted information from the document. Our API allows for complete control over redaction as well.
The Redaction component is useful for removing data not authorized for public disclosure — such as personally identifiable information — in response to requests made under e.g. the GDPR, FOIA, or DPA. It aids in e-disclosure, e-discovery, and due diligence processes and when sharing information through data rooms.
Redaction in PDF is a two-step process that involves first marking up the content you want to remove with redaction annotations, and then processing the PDF in a way that permanently removes (not masks) the marked-up regions. The Redaction component also enables users to customize and comment on the redaction annotations before they’re applied.
Select the information to be removed from the document. The user can do this manually, or you can use the API to find all data matching a specific pattern, such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, or email addresses.
By default, redactions appear as a black box, but they can be fully customized with options for color and replacement text.
Before changes are applied, the redaction annotations can optionally be commented on and sent to other stakeholders using the Replies component (if licensed).
By applying the changes, the redacted data will be permanently and securely removed from the document.
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