Google Drive Receives an Information Rights Management Feature
Cernescu Andrei / 2 years ago
If you are working with sensitive information all the time, then perhaps Google Drive is not your first choice when it comes to storing important documents. However, thanks to a new feature called Information Rights Management (IRM), Google Drive is now a much more viable option, as it allows its users to remain in full control of the sensitive information even after the document has been shared. IRM prevents viewers from downloading, printing or copying shared documents, and it can be activated easily enough by checking a box in Drive’s “advanced settings” section.
For now, the new feature only works in the full web version of Google Drive, which means that it cannot be accessed through mobile apps. A downside to IRM is that it automatically disables printing, copying and downloading at the same time, which means that the user cannot choose to restrict these actions individually. This new feature can definitely come in handy for big companies, as it is likely to prevent leaks. Furthermore, developers will enjoy access to IRM’s options through the Google Drive API.
Information Rights Management will become available for all Drive users in the following days. Are you more likely to use Google’s file storage service now?
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