The issue of mobilising records considered as sensitive has been raised before (see thread here https://www.brc.ac.uk/irecord/node/873). There seem to be some issues for recorders who submit records of sensitive species getting access to their own records too (https://www.brc.ac.uk/irecord/node/7113).
To date there has been no response from anyone at iRecord to clarify the situation with regards to this data. There's not even anything in the help pages. To which records does blurring happen? Is it a suite of sensitive species or those flagged by the recorder as sensitive, or both? I have recorders using iRecord who wish to make their data available to others including ourselves at SWSEIC yet we cannot access this via the LERC download as the content is blurred to such an extent to make the record useless.
Please could I ask that someone makes this all much, much clearer for users. And please could someone respond to clarify why sensitive records are not made available at full resolution to LERCs? The terms and conditions clearly state that the record will be made available to LERCs. All LERCs will have protocols for dealing with sensitive data e.g. in line with the guidance for sensitive species published by SNH in our case.