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Data Privacy Manager (DPM): software to assign different levels of privacy to personal documents and applications managing them through virtual desktops.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022651D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Mar-23
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-23

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

In a normal working environment often an employee can need that some colleagues or support team members use his personal workstation in order to provide help. It can happen that you have to move from your working place for few minutes, leaving your personal data under total control of your possible malicious "helper". Even if you don't leave your computer unattended, there could be some active applications that can embarasse you exposing your private life or showing confidential information to malicious views (let's think for example to unexpected incoming chat messages or personal reminders). The invention solves the problem described above providing occasional users with a temporary restricted access to certain data and applications.