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POLICY AND METADATA CONTROLLED MEETING GRANULAR CONTENT VISIBILITY AND ACCESS FOR REMOTE PARTICIPANTS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000253181D
Publication Date: 2018-Mar-12
Document File: 4 page(s) / 123K

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Nagendra Kumar Nainar: AUTHOR [+1]

Abstract

Techniques are described that leverage the privacy level of a meeting participant based on the policy and metadata (e.g., location, profile, attachment type, network type, etc.), and detect the content confidentiality based on the metadata (e.g., source of content, metadata associated with the content, policy, etc.) and combinations. This enables the dynamic control of the visibility of the content to the participant. Control of the sharing of content may be granular in different dimensions (e.g., partial content shared to all users, full content shared to some users but not others, some content shared to some users, etc.).

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POLICY AND METADATA CONTROLLED MEETING GRANULAR CONTENT VISIBILITY AND ACCESS FOR REMOTE PARTICIPANTS

AUTHORS:

Nagendra Kumar Nainar Carlos M. Pignataro

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

ABSTRACT

Techniques are described that leverage the privacy level of a meeting participant

based on the policy and metadata (e.g., location, profile, attachment type, network type,

etc.), and detect the content confidentiality based on the metadata (e.g., source of content,

metadata associated with the content, policy, etc.) and combinations. This enables the

dynamic control of the visibility of the content to the participant. Control of the sharing of

content may be granular in different dimensions (e.g., partial content shared to all users,

full content shared to some users but not others, some content shared to some users, etc.).

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Various collaboration software tools are available in the industry that allow users

to instantly meet and share content. While some collaboration tools have the provision to

control which application(s) can be shared with the participants, there is no option to

control the access and visibility of the content to vulnerable participants. For example,

when one of the participants is remotely joining the meeting from a public place (e.g., bus,

train, etc.), the shared content/data is vulnerable because the shared business content may

be visible to other unintended people.

Accordingly, the techniques described herein allow the host/presenter to control the

visibility of shared content based on policies. The policy may be based on one or more of

participant location, content, participant profile, etc. Also provided is a method to

selectively and partially control content visibility (e.g., to part of a screen, or to sub-rooms

within a main room) using metadata-based policies. This may depend on who is sharing

content, and participant identity and metadata such as location or attachment point (e.g.,

Wi-Fi®, 4G, virtual office of recipients, etc.).

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These techniques are based on content source and confidentiality level, meeting

confidentiality level, and content recipient and privacy level. Each of these concepts is

addressed in turn below.

Content Source and Confidentiality Level

Content has a rating of confidentiality. This is referred to herein as Content

Confidential Level (CCL). CCL can be user- or metadata-defined. For user-defined CCL,

the user can manually define the rating for each content. For metadata-defined CCL, each

document metadata may include the confidentiality level based on the data security

compliance. When both of these ratings are defined for a document, the CCL may be

derived according CCL = Most restrictive of (user-defined; listing of (all shared

documents)). When a user shares a document on a collaboration application, the derived

CCL may determine the confidentiality level.

Meeting Confidentiality Level

Any scheduled meeting has a r...