When it comes to protecting classified data, blackout redaction has been in use for at least a century. While it is not the only acceptable form of data sanitization, it is historically the oldest and most commonly utilized by eDiscovery firms. This is despite the fact there are more modern and easy-to-use alternatives that save time and reduce errors. The two main data sanitization alternatives that meet legal requirements include anonymization and pseudonymization
In the past, the organizations most concerned with data sanitization including government agencies and law firms. Over the past few years, privacy protection has taken a global stage. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) now put legal parameters in place for data privacy protection. These laws affect not just how companies collect and use data, but also how they store and share that data.
Could your eDiscovery operation benefit from incorporating more blackout redaction alternatives into your day-to-day?
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