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What do PDFs have to do with the GDPR?

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.

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Redacting a PDF document is not rocket science

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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How To Protect confidential information in PDFs and document scans

Being in business you may often work with documents containing confidential information. Any time you need to share such documents, it is up to you to take care to treat this information properly.  Depending on the purpose of sharing the document with third parties, there are different types and levels of protection that can be applied to… Read more