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Legal Definition of Read Only Access

By ljessup ·
How would you legally define "Read Only" access to remote accounting data?

Does "Read Only" apply only to protecting the data from being altered, yet allow reports to be printed, or does it also imply no printing?

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First thing is forget any Legal Definitions that you want

by OH Smeg In reply to Legal Definition of Read ...

This is IT not Legal Work so you can not expect to get Legal Definitions on anything.

Now to your question

Does "Read Only" apply only to protecting the data from being altered, yet allow reports to be printed, or does it also imply no printing?

Read Only implies No Protection at all. If it can be read it can be stolen so you have absolutely no security at all in place but more importantly it can also be printed in most cases but this depends on the OS in use and any GP's that may have been included. It is possible to make something Read Only and not be printable but it can still be copied to something like a Thumb Drive or similar and then messed with latter on a different machine where the rules that have been put in place do not apply.

Col

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I'll rephrase the question

by ljessup In reply to First thing is forget any ...

If you were granted read only access to a menu of reports that are generated from various data tables, would you expect to be able to print these reports on your local computer? Printing does not alter!

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On a local machine where they are stored

by OH Smeg In reply to I'll rephrase the questio ...

Most Defiantly Yes!

However on a Domain the answer would have to be I'll see if I can print these as it's possible to generate something like what you describe and not be able to print it out or otherwise copy it.

Col

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