Applying Information Rights Management

Information rights management. The phrase can sound a little menacing. What information, which rights, and who exactly is doing the managing? In practice, however, some information needs to be treated confidentially and some information needs to be controlled so that it isn’t shared more widely than it should be. Information Rights Management, or IRM, provides a tool with which you (and often your network administrators) can specify rights that users have for documents, workbooks, and presentations. These rights can help prevent sensitive information from being printed, forwarded, or copied by someone who doesn’t have the responsibility or authority to do so. IRM helps individuals control where their personal ...

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