“Redact – to obscure or remove from a document prior to publication or release”
Source: Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary
Redaction is a daily process for any organization which possesses, distributes or selectively releases classified, sensitive or private information. For example, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) mandates public access to many documents once sensitive content is redacted.
Appligent Document Solutions invented PDF redaction. The company holds U.S. Patent No. 7,428,701 for redaction of electronic documents.
Appligent Document Solutions’ redaction products, Redax and Redax Enterprise Server (RES) completely remove text and graphics from the page. Snooping or hacking into the file cannot reveal properly redacted information.