What is redaction software

What is Redaction Software?

What is Redaction Software?

AI Redaction software is a powerful application that refers to tools designed to selectively edit or disguise sensitive or confidential information in documents, images, or other files to prevent unintentional disclosure. AI Redaction software offers a user-friendly redaction process, ensuring confidential details are securely concealed. Whether dealing with extensive documents or complex data structures, Telic Digital provides a seamless method for redaction to make compliance with regulatory requirements and disclosure standards easier.

Key features of AI-powered redaction

Ready to Use

IT assistance is not required. The software can run in minutes and is available as an on-premise or Cloud application.

Drag & drop / Upload

The software allows you to drag and drop documents that need redacting, or it can poll network folders or mailboxes automatically

Redact all document formats

Automatically redact PDFs, Microsoft Excel or Word files, emails, and other document types and remove or conceal sensitive information

Eliminate concealed data

Completely delete all text content flagged for redaction and concealed metadata like authors, creation dates, and other attributes that may be stored within a file.

Comprehensive redaction tools for precise redaction across various file formats

Effortless and precise redaction of structured text

Define rules for automated redaction based on specific structured targets such as national insurance / social security numbers, tax references, credit card numbers, regular expressions, phrases, email addresses, and more.

Search for words and phrases

Leverage the integrated OCR engine to identify and redact specific words or phrases quickly.

Versatile freeform tools

User-friendly rectangular, scribble, stamping, and text redaction tools for comprehensive redaction of logos, graphics, and other distinct content types.

Learn by Example

The integrated AI engines learn based on user input to increase the levels of automation.

How does Data Redaction Software work?

The redaction procedure may differ depending on the document type, information sensitivity, and tools used. However, some standard steps are typically observed.

Evaluation and Strategic Development

The initial step in the redaction process is to assess the content of the documents to be redacted. This evaluation ensures that information is removed or obscured under industry regulations, data privacy laws, and organisational policies.

Recognition of Confidential Data

To redact a document, accurately identify sensitive and confidential information such as personal identifiers, financial numbers, and confidential statements. This step is crucial to avoid incomplete redactions and unintended disclosure.

Implementation of Redaction

A black marker or redaction stamp obscures sensitive information in paper documents. Specialised redaction software can search and replace or obscure specific terms, phrases, or data sets for electronic records. This software can also remove sensitive information embedded in the document’s metadata.

Assessment and Verification

After redaction, a review process is conducted to ensure thorough and accurate removal of sensitive information. The second assessment is performed to confirm compliance.

Distribution or Storage

After redacting sensitive information, it is vital to ensure that only the redacted version of the document is circulated to avoid the accidental disclosure of any sensitive information.


Documenting the steps taken during the redaction process, including the person responsible and the date, is essential to ensure compliance and accountability.

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