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.
Step 2. Scroll to the content you wish to mark for redaction.
Step 3. Click on the
Draw button in the right-side panel.
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.
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.
Step 4. Hit the Return key to save your redactions, or the Esc button to cancel the assignment.
Redactions can be managed from the Document Viewer. Your current redactions will be listed under the 'Redactions' section in the right panel.
Full-page redactions will be tagged as such, along with the range of redacted pages.
Pages with redaction boxes will be listed (e.g. Page 3 in the image below) and a number will be displayed against them - this is the number of redaction boxes placed on that page.
Click on the arrow next to a page or page range to immediately jump to that page/the first page of the range.
Click on the trashcan icon against a page number or page range to remove all redactions on that page or on in that page range respectively.
To remove a single redaction box, click on the
Drawbutton and then on the
Xbutton in the top-right corner of the redaction box. Click on
Stop Redactingwhen you are done.
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
Final Mode will apply regular redactions to the final produced documents, removing all content that is placed under the redaction boxes. The boxes become opaque, and the content they cover becomes unreadable and unsearchable.
Preview Mode makes the boxes marked for redaction translucent in the final produced documents. The content they cover will remain visible and searchable for. (This option is usually used during an internal review as a way to denote what data would be removed if the file was produced using Final Mode redactions.)
Selecting the redaction box fill color
You can choose the color for the redaction boxes that will be applied to production.
White boxes with black borders
For Preview Mode redactions, the black and white redaction boxes will have their translucent equivalents.