Redaction is to hide or remove confidential text before publication or distribution. It’s an essential step to guard personally identifiable information.
Not doing so can lead to costly compliance risks for organization This is an essential process across all bodies of government and commercial institutions.
It's especially important in the medical and legal fields. Millions of documents are redacted everyday by armies of people, who are prone to error. Automating this task can save millions of hours, improve accuracy, reduce risk exposure, and reduce the time required to safely publish requested documents.
Current Challenges to redaction are:
Mistakes can lead to costly compliance risks
Lack of Awareness of redaction protocols
Manual, Tedious, and Error Prone
Time-Consuming even with Desktop Software
Batch Processing is not readily available
Wastes lots of Paper (Environmental Impact)
Leveraging OCR, a UiPath Robot locates and redacts sensitive data based on given Regex patterns. The activity comes with pre-built regex patterns for items such as social security number, phone number, dates and others. In addition, the user can define their own custom regex patterns as well. Without any disruption to the user, the activity irreversibly redacts confidential text that matches user-defined regex-patterns. The operation works entirely in the background without need for UI interation.
The newly added DU Redaction Plugin Activity is a step up from the basic Redaction Activity. Enabling your to combine the the power of UiPath's Document Understanding solution, you now have:
- options for more intelligent redaction through use of Document Understanding and UiPath AI Center.
- Redact paragraphs rather than just words