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Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories

3.3 Legally protected private files

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Repositories will need to know about the presence of legally protected private files, such as confidential government files, medical records, and legal case files, and other kinds of sensitive information, such as Social Security and credit card numbers, whenever possible. Some of these may need to be removed in their entirety; others will require targeted search and redaction. Asking donors or dealers whether they know of such materials in their digital files is an important step, but repository staff will also want to be vigilant in identifying and handling legally protected files, using both screening software and human analysis.

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Source: http://mcpress.media-commons.org/borndigital/privacy-and-intellectual-property/legally-protected-private-files/