As in most professional fields, PDF is the format of choice for digital documents in legal departments and law firms. However, the legal sector has some specific requirements regarding the work with this type of documents. With ABBYY FineReader you have a tool, which can handle the needs of your legal document tasks and additionally makes your paper documents digitally accessible.
With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) being applicable in all member states of the European Union as of 25th May 2018, companies of all sizes and industries are bound to define processes and systems to manage personal data in a more structured and reliable way than ever before. Obviously, the first thing that comes to mind are customer databases, CRM systems, marketing automation tools. But what about documents?
Personal data and confidential information are not only contained in databases and internal systems, but also in various business documents. Moreover, businesses, institutions, organizations have a lot of them. Whether storing or sharing such documents, it is crucially important to be aware of the specifics, have the right tools and take the right actions.
The PDF Association refers to the PDF file format as “digital paper” and the “de facto standard for electronic documents”. In order to make sure PDF documents are included in your internal data protection compliance processes, there are a few things you should take care of.
Time and time again information is being disclosed in high-profile legal cases because of epic redaction fails.
It is true, that the PDF format has its specifics, that make redaction somewhat tricky, but understanding the basics and using the right tools makes it simple and efficient.
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