Redact information

The ability to redact sensitive material in produced documents is a common eDiscovery requirement. Goldfynch has made it possible for you to redact information without breaking the flow of your document review by building the redaction tool right into its Document Viewer.

Text and images you redact will be blacked-out and unrecoverable in the final produced document (i.e., the document you give to opposing counsel). However, in your original file, the text will be visible and fully searchable.

Note: Documents added to the production in the 'native' format will not contain redactions (or Bates and Tag stamps) made to them after they were uploaded to GoldFynch. This is because 'native' files refer to the unedited files as they were when they were first uploaded to GoldFynch.

Marking content for redaction

Placing redaction boxes

Step 1. Click on the Docs icon in the left navigation panel to open the Document Viewer.

Document view

Step 2. Scroll to the content you wish to mark for redaction.

Step 3. Click on the Draw button in the right-side panel.

Start Redacting

Step 4. Click, and drag the mouse cursor to draw a box over the content to be redacted. Repeat this for all the content in the document that you wish to mark for redaction.

Creating redaction regions

Step 5. Click on the Stop Redacting button to save your redaction box placement.

Redacting entire pages and page ranges

Redacting entire pages and even page ranges is very simple. Instead of drawing out boxes to be redacted, you can just mark the pages that need to be redacted. These page-wise redactions are effectively identical to drawing a redaction box across the whole page, and as such will be affected by all options that affect boxes generated using the ‘Draw’ option (e.g. redaction box color, redaction mode, etc.)

Step 1. Click on the 'Docs' icon and scroll to the content you wish to redact just as you would when you place redaction boxes.

Step 2. Click on the Add Range button.

Step 3. Enter a single page number, a range of pages or a combination of both in the text box that appears. Separate each of these with commas. Make sure you do not leave a space after each comma.

Creating redaction pages

Step 4. Hit the Return key to save your redactions, or the Esc button to cancel the assignment.

Managing Redactions

Redactions can be managed from the Document Viewer. Your current redactions will be listed under the 'Redactions' section in the right panel.

Manage Redactions

Applying Redactions during the production process

While producing files you can choose how you want to format the redactions that have been applied.

Selecting the Redaction mode

Selecting Redaction mode for production

Selecting the redaction box fill color

You can choose the color for the redaction boxes that will be applied to production.

Selecting redaction box fill color

For Preview Mode redactions, the black and white redaction boxes will have their translucent equivalents.

Preview mode redaction boxes

Click here to learn more about redactions in the production process

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