This invention concerns electronic document classification and monitoring. Electronic documents are files that are created or modified using a computer. In general the invention involves three components: A policy server to hold a classification policy for documents. A document handling software application operable to create and modify documents. And a document handling software application enhancer automatically operable under the control of the policy server to require a user to apply a classification to a document after creating or modifying it using the document handling software application.
* 2006/0048,224 Method and apparatus for automatically detecting sensitive information, applying policies based on a structured taxonomy and dynamically enforcing and reporting on the protection of sensitive data through a software permission wrapper
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