EU forgets to clear PDF bookmarks when redacting vaccine contract

The bookmarks facility of Adobe Acrobat is not often used, and that may have been the problem when the EU published the AstraZeneca vaccine contract.

They redacted the main PDF to hide commercially sensitive items, but as The Register reports, no one checked that the bookmarks tab had also been redacted. Thus, for a short period of time, the unredacted contract was available online.

The takeaway for us to ensure we have set proper procedures in place for dealing with the sharing of confidential information, whether it is a PDF or a list of personal data.

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