Can Redacted PDFs Be Unredacted?

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Can redacted PDFs be unredacted?

If done correctly, no you cannot un-redact a document. That said, many people do not redact documents correctly. In the case of digital documents, some people don’t use specialized redaction software and just draw boxes over, or change the background color behind sensitive information. A simple “select all, copy, paste” will reveal the hidden information. Redactions placed using specialized software will remove the original content as well as inserting a black box placeholder. In the case of paper documents, I’ve seen some hasty redactions that could be uncovered through the low tech method of holding the document up to a bright light. More technical and expensive options exist, but are only occasionally effective and usually not easily accessible.

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Redact PDF: All You Need to Know

To see, the redactions are not just a matter of the color of the background, but will sometimes include the number and date code of the document. Many document redaction sites require an account to view or comment on their redaction results. If you can’t have a site or service remove your confidential information, you should be thinking about how you would ’change the way’you’ve’been keeping all of this information. Sometimes information can only be hidden if you try hard enough to hide it. There are cases where documents are marked as confidential, but this information may still be inadvertently revealed at some future time and can never be redacted completely. If you ’have’a specific case, write it in the comments below. What should you’t do if you can’t find or do it’all’ about your own secrets? If you are truly the most competent of documents.

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