US Patent No. 10,169,599


Patent No. 10,169,599
Issue Date January 01, 2019
Title Data Access Control With Flexible Data Disclosure
Inventorship Joshua Fox, Haifa (IL)
Michael Pelts, Haifa (IL)
Assignee International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,169,599

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:controlling access to a data item value of a data item that is obscured by an indicator providing a description of the obscured data item value, wherein the data item is any one of a structured data and an unstructured data, by:
presenting, with a first computer output device, the indicator; and
in response to receiving a request from a requestor to access the data item value,
receiving a reason for the request, wherein the reason is associated with a level of access control, wherein the level of access control is based on any one of the requestor, a role, and the data item value;
determining that the reason is valid;
providing access to the data item value by presenting the data item value on a second computer output device; and
recording an identity of the requestor, the reason, and the description of the data item value.