When it comes to identity theft protection, record redaction may be done to help remove records that could harm a person or that have been created due to a crime. For example, if your identity was stolen and someone created legal or financial troubles in your name, these records may be redacted.
Typically you will need to request a redaction if you want certain sensitive information removed from your public records. To do this, you will need to follow the rules and regulations of the courts. Typically it involves a signed letter in writing stating that you are the person named in the records and that you want a redaction done.
Now that you know more about the redaction process, you can be more informed regarding your own records. You also need to be aware that when you make a redaction from electronic documents that there are some chances that it could be reversed thanks to technological advances. Continue reading