RE: Redacted document security in Adobe Acrobat

Subject: RE: Redacted document security in Adobe Acrobat
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 10:13:43 -0700

Dan Goldstein wrote:

> TSA is obviously headline material, but this isn't just a government
> issue. Many companies use Acrobat to redact commercially sensitive or
> confidential information (pricing, algorithms, Protected Health
> Information, etc.) before sending out a document.
> As someone at TSA learned today, just adding a black box over the
> sensitive text in Acrobat isn't enough to protect the document.

Anyone who thinks that covering sensitive text with a black box is
"redacting" is utterly incompetent.

But then, we're talking about government bureaucrats, aren't we? :-)

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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