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REDACT is the fifth step towards actionable intelligence

REDACT is the fifth key step in the process of transforming your spend and vendor data into actionable intelligence that is complete, accurate and fit-for-purpose.

Minimizing the risk of breaching data protection and privacy laws

To minimize the risk of inadvertent breach of data protection and privacy laws, the cleansed and standardized raw data is further processed to identify payments made to individuals (for example foster carers and vulnerable adults in local government) or where national security, personal security or foreign relations might be compromised.

Ensuring bone-fide payments are not obscured

Our redaction algorithms are sophisticated and leverage unique reference databases and rule-sets designed to ensure that bone-fide payments are not inadvertently obscured. Once a redaction candidate has been identified and validated by a data analyst, any identifying information is overwritten to ensure that the recipient of the payment cannot be identified.

"The spend analysis was something that was sorely needed at Tampa. Spikes Cavell and the Observatory are going to help us streamline in a lot of areas."

Gregory Spearman - City of Tampa