Following on from the recent story that the UK Ministry of Defence released not one but two improperly redacted documents – on nuclear submarines and military radar – DocsCorp has published a white paper looking at the reasons why so many people continue to get it so wrong!

For example, masking text using the commenting or annotation tools in your PDF application is a typical, but not a foolproof method of redaction. Copying the hidden text in the PDF document back into Word for example, displays the masked text. Equally important but less obvious is the actual construction of the PDF document. Depending on how the PDF was generated (a Word document converted to PDF or a scanned document output as a PDF) there may be more than one layer of information that needs to be redacted.

Follow the link to download the white paper http://www.docscorp.com/public/downloadTrial/RedactionWhitepaperPDFT.cfm