Redacted Documents

Some documents have redactions, with a black or white box or black highlighting that makes the original text unreadable. Sometimes these are redactions of personally identifiable information that has been withheld from public view based on privacy concerns.

The tobacco companies can redact the following:

It is possible to request that certain personal confidential redactions be lifted in whole or in part where they are broader than the limited list of allowable redactions. If you come across a personal confidential redaction that you would like to see in unredacted form, you can ask us to inquire whether the redaction can be lifted.

You can also ask us to redact personal information. We will redact Social Security numbers, bank account numbers and protected health information. We will not remove documents from the archive.