How do we gain insight into how users’ views of documents are shifting? Google Trends is an increasingly interesting source of high-level marketplace data. By aggregating Google’s search data over time, reporting a term’s popularity as compared with all other searches.
The PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit’s objective is to establish a broad-based understanding of how PDF files should be tagged for accessibilty. It’s an opportunity to focus on establishing a common set of examples of accessible PDF content, and identify best-practice when tagging difficult cases.
The typical adoption curve for PDF technologies until approximately 2007 tended to track with that of the original PDF developer. Since then the marketplace has shifted; it’s no longer clear that Adobe drivesPDF feature support worldwide. Accordingly, we are happy to report that adoption of PDF 2.0 continues apace, with new vendors announcing their support every month.
Neil Pitman, Managing Director of Aquaforest, will be hosting a presentation titled“GDPR and PDF – Are You Ready?” at the PDF Days Europe 2018.
Presenter: Neil Pitman founded Aquaforest Limited in 2001 and is the chief architect for the company’s PDF, OCR and SharePoint software products used by thousands of organizations in over 50 countries. Neil has over 30 years’ experience in the software industry in the UK and USA in the areas of database systems, document management and software development tools and has served on the IDT committees of the British Standards Institute (BSI) and was a co-author of the BSI’s publication on the Long Term Preservation of Digital Documents.
Session Description: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) comes into force on May 25th 2018. The GDPR strengthens and unifies data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). Organizations hold vast amounts of personal data in PDF files and need to make sure that their processes and technologies are able to support GDPR requirements including data access requests, the right to be forgotten and many others identified in the 99 articles of the GDPR. The session will provide a brief overview of GDPR requirements and concentrate on PDF-specific aspects including identification of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in PDFs, Exporting, Security and Redaction.
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