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The Most Comprehensive Automated Redaction and Markup Tool for Relativity

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Trusted to place

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Reduce review time, lower costs, and create workflows that increase accuracy.

Any Industry:

Any Task:

Any Sensitive Info:

Finance, Construction, Mining, Transport, Retail, Telecomms, Real Estate, Education, Insurance, Pharmaceuticals ​

Compliance, Litigation Review, HR Matters & Equitable Hiring, FOIA Requests, DSARs, Majeure Disputes, Anonymizing Reports

PII, PHI, PCI, Account IDs, Dates, Emails, ​Phone #s, Addresses, Charts, Pivot Table Data, Embedded Objects, Notes/Comments


Blackout enables the easiest, fastest, and most comprehensive redaction workflows for sensitive information managed in Relativity. Only Blackout automatically redacts native PDF, image jobs, and native Excel files. It's ability to redact quickly – even when managing large volumes – makes it the best choice for complex redaction tasks involving sensitive information.

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Available on
Relativity 10+

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Clients appreciated the savings of time and money that we were able to provide using a documented and defensible workflow.

Blackout at a Glance


  • Cut time and costs out of reviews with automated redactions

  • Rule-based redaction allows for versatile application of Blackout to any task requiring markup

  • Create efficiencies that drive down human error by redacting words, phrases, and text patterns simultaneously

  • Ensure privileged information is secure while retaining native documents


  • Seamlessly integrates into Relativity 10+

  • Auto-redacts any sensitive information in imaged, native PDF, or native Excel files

  • Redacts hidden information in files including file attachments, notes, and comments

  • Quality check with approval, reject and override options

  • Mass import/export functions via .CSV file


What's New with Blackout?

Blackout 4.0 introduces native PDF redactions – eliminating the need for TIFFs or imaging files and expanding the scope of redaction workflows for Relativity users.

Manual PDF Redaction in Blackout 4.0

Automate or apply manual redaction to PDFs. Here manual markups are applied to a PDF's personal identifier information.

Blackout 4.0 Produces Redacted PDF Material Securely

Produce secure files with Blackout redactions. Blackout allows users to redact embedded objects, comments, and more.

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