What is redaction and when does it apply in a bankruptcy case?


When a document is redacted, it means that certain text contained in a document filed with the Court is concealed from view for privacy protection.  This is an example of how a redaction will appear on a document; with the private information concealed: .

Before a document is filed it must be redacted in accordance with Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9037 to protect information known as “personal data identifiers” such as, social security and tax identification numbers, birthdates, names of non-debtor minors and financial-account numbers.

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