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Kill "Print" and "Save As" in intranet

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We are a state agency that views protected medical information via our
intranet. The screens even have privacy shields. Alarmingly, uses can
"Print" and "Save As" which destroys the protection of the health
information at the level we want.

QUESTION: Can we shut those off?? Any other suggestions??

Paul Sullivan

Nov 18 '05 #1
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Don't Ever put your web page on the Internet then.

People can go Edit-> View Source
File -> Save As
File -> Print
Alt+ Print Screen
Edit -> Select All + Edit -> Copy

#1 You could use CSS to hide everything for media of the type print for
browsers that understand and respect it. (this may be able to be overriden
by browsers that do not understand or have an option to ignore)
#2 There is a hack (which i refuse to mention) that allows File -> Save as
to be broken on IE only. It does not work on any other browser.
#3 Alt+Print Screen cannot be disabled as this is OS Dependent
#4 Edit -> View source - > Cannot be disabled because it is Browser
specific. Anti-right clicks do not stop people from viewing source as it can
be done from the menu.
#5 - If you really have to protect the information so far as to Sabotage a
users browser then my suggestion to you is DONT SHOW IT TO ANYBODY. Don't
make it available online if you are worried about somebody seeing or saving
it.
Hope this provides some form of enlightenment. Posting is provided as is
"Paul Sullivan" <pa*********************@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
news:f4********************************@4ax.com...
We are a state agency that views protected medical information via our
intranet. The screens even have privacy shields. Alarmingly, uses can
"Print" and "Save As" which destroys the protection of the health
information at the level we want.

QUESTION: Can we shut those off?? Any other suggestions??

Paul Sullivan

Nov 18 '05 #2

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You could disable these features through the registry I guess but that would
stop them working for every site you view through your browser

"Paul Sullivan" <pa*********************@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
news:f4********************************@4ax.com...
We are a state agency that views protected medical information via our
intranet. The screens even have privacy shields. Alarmingly, uses can
"Print" and "Save As" which destroys the protection of the health
information at the level we want.

QUESTION: Can we shut those off?? Any other suggestions??

Paul Sullivan

Nov 18 '05 #3

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As soon as you see something you can always write down this information or
you could likely always use Print-Screen to grab a copy of what is displayed
on screen.

At some level you need to have confidence into those that read the info you
send them. At some degree it could looks like a Digital Right Management
issue (those files you can download but read only on your own PC) but it
would be likely much more complex to implement.

Patrice

"Paul Sullivan" <pa*********************@worldnet.att.net> a écrit dans le
message de news:f4********************************@4ax.com...
We are a state agency that views protected medical information via our
intranet. The screens even have privacy shields. Alarmingly, uses can
"Print" and "Save As" which destroys the protection of the health
information at the level we want.

QUESTION: Can we shut those off?? Any other suggestions??

Paul Sullivan

Nov 18 '05 #4

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Patrice makes a good point - you must at some point trust the user, because
pen and paper (or a good memory) will always be available for transferring
info somewhere else. Or in these days of high-res and cheap digital
cameras, a snapshot of the monitor display?

However, to prevent the so-called idle/inadvertent/inexpert misappropriation
of data, you could also consider opening the application page in a new
window that doesn't include the menu or button bars, etc. Some additional
effort on disabling the right-click menu as well should put off anyone who
isn't a dedicated thief of the info.

This won't prevent a more experienced user (select, copy & paste via
keyboard, for example), but it may help reduce some cases of data-theft.

--
Alec MacLean
"Paul Sullivan" wrote

QUESTION: Can we shut those off?? Any other suggestions??

Paul Sullivan

Nov 18 '05 #5

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It's probably beyond your needs but FYI, while I was browsing the MSDN
Workshop area, I came accross
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...troduction.asp
(Digirtal Rights Managements for HTML ??).

Patrice

"Patrice" <no****@nowhere.com> a écrit dans le message de
news:%2***************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
As soon as you see something you can always write down this information or
you could likely always use Print-Screen to grab a copy of what is displayed on screen.

At some level you need to have confidence into those that read the info you send them. At some degree it could looks like a Digital Right Management
issue (those files you can download but read only on your own PC) but it
would be likely much more complex to implement.

Patrice

"Paul Sullivan" <pa*********************@worldnet.att.net> a écrit dans le
message de news:f4********************************@4ax.com...
We are a state agency that views protected medical information via our
intranet. The screens even have privacy shields. Alarmingly, uses can
"Print" and "Save As" which destroys the protection of the health
information at the level we want.

QUESTION: Can we shut those off?? Any other suggestions??

Paul Sullivan


Nov 18 '05 #6

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