AI powered document auto-redaction 

Auto-Redaction tool using Microsoft’s Azure Cognitive Services – improving accuracy, efficiency and speed of redacting Personally Identifiable Information (PII) within documents.

Standing shoulder to shoulder with UK police forces to tackle crime and bring criminals to justice – Simpson Associates’ document auto-redaction solution reduces time spent on labour intensive redaction administration, and more time on serving the community.

The challenge in UK Policing

Vast numbers of documents per case are needing to be redacted and sent on to the Crown Prosecution Service on a daily basis within UK Police. Recognising the need for improvements in the redaction process, Simpson Associates have developed, in conjunction with Microsoft, “RedactXpert”– a tool that assists in the process of redacting documents using AI – delivering improved efficiency in the process and considerable time-saving benefits.

Redaction tools are already widely used within UK Police. However, RedactXpert takes the process to a new level. The only automated redaction tool built on the Microsoft Azure platform and utilising Microsoft’s Cognitive Services, RedactXpert identifies and redacts Personally Identifiable Information (PII) with the power of AI.

Why RedactXpert? 

  • Only Auto-Redaction tool developed using Microsoft’s Azure Cognitive Services
  • Developed in conjunction with Microsoft
  • AI driven identification of PII – powered by leading AI engine ensuring optimum accuracy
  • Search capability built in – enabling rapid redaction of key terms
  • Developed in partnership with a number of UK Police forces in order to ensure key requirements are met
  • Document outputs compliant with CPS requirements of no bigger than 1 MB
  • Variety of deployment options:
    • Option 1 – Hosted within your secure Azure tenancy with the option to be delivered as a fully Managed Service
    • Option 2 – Software as a Service – all data is encrypted in transit and at rest
  • Fully web-based application – users login with their existing secure authentication
  • Inbuilt workflow to manage the redaction approval process – ensuring critical governance
  • Redact a variety of document formats – eg PDF, Microsoft Office, images

Key Benefits

Increased speed and efficiency of redaction process

Improved accuracy of the redaction process

Takes advantage of existing secure authentication 

Stores data within Microsoft local sovereignty Datacentres

Save hours per document

Why Simpson Associates?

  • Experience working with over 60% UK Polices on their digital transformation
  • Microsoft Solution Partner specialising in Data & AI
  • Business with over 30 years of heritage
  • Tech partner on a number of national policing programmes
  • Future Roadmap – continual investment in RedactXpert to incorporate new requirements
  • Cyber Essentials Plus Certified, ISO 27001 accredited
  • JOSCAR registered
  • Security cleared staff to SE & NPPV level 2

A solution for all sectors

Initially focusing on UK Policing, RedactXpert can be utilised across all sectors and organisations who have the time consuming challenge of redacting vasts amounts of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). It will have a positive impact in saving precious amounts of manpower that can be optimised in other ways.

Over the coming months we will be working with additional sectors to optimise the tool to accommodate their specific processes.

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Get an 8-week free trial of RedactXpert

Are you and your force ready to enter a new era of redaction with Simpson Associates?

Our team of experts will help you make the most of RedactXpert’s AI abilities.

We’re thrilled to offer a free 8-week free trial of RedactXpert to UK police forces. During the free trial, our team of experts will help you deploy and implement RedactXpert in your Microsoft Azure tenancy. We’ll also provide weekly check-ins to help you get the most out of tool.

Now is your chance to experience the power redaction and see how RedactXpert can help your force save time and resources.

*The RedactXpert 8-week free trial is exclusively available to UK police forces and is limited to the first 20 forces that register. RedactXpert will be deployed and supported within your Microsoft Azure tenancy. The trial is funded by Microsoft, and approval from Microsoft is required for each participating force. By participating in the RedactXpert 8-week free trial, you agree to these Terms and Conditions. No cash alternative is available for the free trial.

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