Information Rights Management


Information Rights Management (IRM) (or Data Management) is a subset of Digital Rights Management (DRM), technologies that protect Sensitive Data from unauthorized access.[1]

Some forms of Information Rights Management is sometimes referred to as E-DRM or Enterprise Digital Rights Management. This can cause confusion, because Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies are typically associated with business to consumer systems designed to protect rich media such as music and video.

However, there should be little difference for Enterprise Information Rights Management and Life Management Platforms which are directed to Personal Information Rights Management. For the most part, Information Rights Management applies to both but perhaps they are not equal in their priorities of the processes.

The Information Rights Management process involves the following:

A Information Rights Management system is typically used to protect information in a business to business model, such as financial data, intellectual property and executive communications. IRM currently applies mainly to documents and emails.

Some General Observations#

When technology allows anyone with a mobile Device the ability to take a snapshot of a piece of paper or a computer screen, it seems it must be assumed if they can view it, they can capture it.

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