Project Description

Exemption Codes

What are Exemption Codes?

Exemption codes are pre-defined reasons for information redaction that are governed by central bodies such as The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Exemption codes are used by information managers when it may not be appropriate to disclose certain information. An example would be the Freedom of Information Section 40 code which related to the removal of Personal Information from a document or file before issue as part of an FoI information request.

eRedact is Exemption Codes Compliant ‘Out of the Box’

e-Redact allows users to quickly and easily apply the following exemption codes as they are pre-programmed:

UK Freedom of Information Act 2000

Ireland Freedom of Information Act 1997

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

UK Data Protection Act 1998

UK Environmental Information Regs 2004

Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament & of the Council

Why Use Exemption Codes?

Exemption codes were introduced to provide information managers with a set of rules to govern the effective management of information within the above acts.

 

All e-Redact tools are 100% compliant with the Freedom of Information (FoI), Data Protection Act (DPA) and Environmental Information Request (EIR) legislation.

Exemption Codes Encourage Consistency

Compliance with the Law

Complete Auditability

Applied at Point of Redaction, Preserved with File Long Term

Support Legal Admissibility

Encourage Good Practice when dealing with Access Requests

Promote Transparancy of Information Sharing / Security

The manual redaction tool allows information to be removed quickly and easily using the rectangle or scribble redaction tools. Manual redaction has been proven to redact files 80% more efficiently than other conventional photocopying and marker pen redaction techniques. The Home Office

Benefits

  • Exemption Codes Encourage Consistency

    Exemption codes provide information managers with a set of rules to govern the effective management of information. Where it is not appropriate to disclose information exemption codes can be presented to Information Requestors to explain why information has had to be redacted from the original document.

  • Compliance with the Law

    The e-Redact Solution is constantly updated with new exemption codes as and when they become law. We worry about Information Act legislation and update e-Redact accordingly meaning that the e-Redact user base is always 100% compliant with the law.

  •  Exemption Codes Provide Clear Guidance

    Exemption codes become invaluable from an audit perspective when comparing the Redacted Copy and Audit Copy documents in a legal environment.

    The redacted information can still be viewed in the Audit Copy file and the exemption codes provide clear guidance as to the reason for non-disclosure of information.

Why you will love e-Redact

FAST & SECURE

The manual redaction tool allows information to be removed quickly and easily using the rectangle or scribble redaction tools.

PROVEN

Manual redaction has been proven to redact files 80% more efficiently than conventional redaction techniques.

100% compliant

With the Freedom of Information (FoI), Data Protection Act (DPA) & Environmental Information Request (EIR) legislation.

ACCURATE

e-Redact sets the benchmark in the redaction industry for accuracy – No other solution comes close.

FLEXIBLE

Configure to accommodate specific workflow requirements and user-defined specifications, either automatically or manually.

INSTANT

Validate redactions, extracted case indexing data, and eFile acceptance at the same time!

FREE e-Redact Trial

We are so confident that you will be delighted with e-Redact that we offer a FREE and NON-OBLIGATORY trial of our solution, so you can explore for yourself just how efficient e-Redact is at processing high-volumes of files.

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