Text IQ Series | Revisiting Automatic Redaction: An Introduction to Automatic Redaction with AI

Whether you’re personally going through the mountain of digital documentation or paying someone to do it for you, then you already know two key facts. First, this tedious process can take a long time. Second, there must be a better way. We’re happy to share the good news: we’ve built one.

Generally regarded as a necessary evil, redactions plague industries such as legal, life sciences, and financial services with countless hours and costs associated with the tedious, mundane work of omitting privileged, protected, and personal information from documents. In this installment of Revisiting Automatic Redaction, we take a closer look at the necessity of it and how AI can help automate this arduous process.  

The Best Features for Automatic Redaction Software

While initially a manual process, redaction software has made great strides in recent years. Software solutions, like Text IQ’s Auto-Redact, have integrated artificial intelligence (AI) technology that utilizes natural language processing to increase speed, accuracy, and precision through automation.

Auto-redaction is the secure, computerized removal of sensitive information, such as personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI), privileged, or confidential data, from documents. There are many reasons a business may need to redact its documents and data. Businesses or agencies that deal with protected or sensitive data, may need to redact documents for litigation purposes or simply to prevent the public exposure of names, social security numbers, or financial information.

Text IQ Series | Revisiting Automatic Redaction: HIPAA Redactions Can Be a Tough Pill to Swallow

Redacting PII and PHI to comply with HIPAA regulations during clinical trials has become a huge burden for Life Sciences companies. We spoke with Leeanne Mancari, a litigator at DLA Piper, on the pain points faced while representing clients in this sector and solutions to streamline the discovery process.

Life Sciences companies - and their legal representation - feel the burden of redacting sensitive information such as PII and PHI to comply with HIPAA regulations during clinical trials, adverse report filings, litigation, and more. We spoke with Leeanne Mancari, Litigator and Co-Chair of eDiscovery and Information Management Platform at DLA Piper, on the pain points she faces while representing clients in the Life Sciences sector and potential solutions to streamline the discovery process. 

The Benefits of Removing Sensitive Information with Automatic Redaction

Automatic redaction also known as auto-redaction is the automated blacking out, deletion, or “sanitizing” of text in documents or electronic formats. Auto-redaction can be utilized for scanned paper documents, emails, text messages, and metadata (information that is hidden within a given communication medium). 

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Holy ███ ! Text IQ Launches Auto-Redaction!

We applied our AI to auto-redaction to revolutionize the very manual, time-consuming, and risky process. You've got to see it to believe it! Check out what all the excitement is about by scheduling your demo now.

Holy ███ ! Text IQ Launches Auto-Redaction!

We applied our AI to auto-redaction to revolutionize the very manual, time-consuming, and risky process. You've got to see it to believe it! Check out what all the excitement is about by scheduling your demo now.
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As the new working environment and privacy landscape continues to evolve, we’re here to help you adapt to it. Our Auto-Redaction product provides auto-identification and redaction of sensitive data (e.g. PI, PHI, confidential, or privileged information) at scale to align with the ever-escalating regulatory requirements.

Here’s a quick glance at how it works: