Redact Sensitive Information from Zoom Recordings- 4 Easy Steps

May 2023


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Redact Sensitive Information from Zoom Recordings- 4 Easy Steps

Consider a scenario where a research team conducts a virtual presentation on a groundbreaking new invention using ‘screen share’ during a Zoom meeting.

The presentation includes sensitive details about the invention's design, proprietary technology, and potential market impact.

Regrettably, the recording of the meeting is mistakenly shared without proper redaction. It is then uploaded to a public platform without any restrictions on access.

Now you can guess what happens next. It undermines the integrity of confidential business dealings, highlights vulnerabilities in data protection, and raises concerns about cybersecurity within the industry.

Screen share of zoom meeting showing redacted portion.

The unauthorized disclosure of sensitive information damages the inventors' reputation, leading to legal consequences, and loss of trust from partners, investors, and customers.

While Zoom offers convenience and flexibility, it is essential to address the potential risks associated with sharing sensitive information during these virtual interactions

Now, let's discover how the company could have easily avoided this blunder. Read on to understand how you can easily redact Zoom recordings to effectively protect your sensitive information

Video Redaction In Simple Words

Gif of a video being redacted with the help of Reduct's redaction feature.

Video redaction involves masking or blurring specific parts of the video, such as faces, license plates, or other identifying information, or even editing out entire sections of the video that contain sensitive information

This process is commonly used to protect the privacy of individuals who appear in the video or to prevent the disclosure of sensitive information that may be visible or audible in the video.

Whether you're a legal professional, a medical practitioner, a researcher, or simply someone who wants to protect their privacy, redacting videos can provide a valuable benefit to you.

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Why Do I Need To Redact Zoom Video Recordings?

Video Redaction can help protect confidential information by preventing identity theft, complying with data privacy laws, and ensuring compliance with industry regulations such as HIPAA, GDPR, FOIA, and California Rules of Court.

Redact Your Zoom Video Recordings With Reduct

Reduct, a text-based video editing tool, now offers a new feature called "Redaction by Reduct". This feature allows users to quickly redact sensitive information from the videos by redacting the words, sentences, or the video itself.


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Here’s How It Works:

Step 1- Import Your Zoom Recordings to Reduct:

Upload your Zoom recordings from your computer or directly import them by logging in with your Zoom account. Reduct supports various video formats, including mp4, mp3, mov, wav, aac.

Screenshot of the first step to uploading your Zoom recording to Reduct.

Step 2- Select the Transcript You Want to Redact:

All the uploaded videos are transcribed automatically in Reduct. Additionally, each word in the transcript syncs with the spoken words in your video. Therefore, selecting a transcript will help you select the video portion associated with the transcript.

Screenshot of a transcription being selected for redaction.

Step 3- Use the Redaction Tool to Redact the Video :

After selecting the portion you want to redact, you can then click on the ‘redaction’ button on the top of your transcription.

Screenshot of redaction feature of Reduct

You can redact a PII depending on where you choose to redact the transcript. The redacted portion will be covered with an opaque black box and you are free to position it anywhere in the video screen.

Gif of redaction tool being used in the video part.

With this feature, redactions are applied to a specific portion of the video, making it easy to select and redact only the required area of the video.

Step 4- Download/share the Redacted Video File:

Once done, you can export the entire video file or parts of the video by clicking on the download button.

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Reduct offers an efficient solution for obscuring sensitive data and editing Zoom meetings.

By leveraging Redaction in Reduct, you can save time and effort while maintaining the utmost confidentiality.

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