Information record infrastructure, system and method

  • US 7,587,368 B2
  • Filed: 07/05/2001
  • Issued: 09/08/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/06/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method, comprising the steps of:

  • storing a plurality of digital records and respective access rules for each digital record in a computer memory associated with a server system;

    receiving a request for access, from a remote computer, to access a digital record stored in the computer memory;

    validating, by the server system, the received request to access the digital record by applying a respective set of access rules for the digital record stored in the computer memory;

    retrieving, by the server system, a public key having an associated private key, and associating a logging wrapper having a respective session key with the digital record, after validating the received request, wherein the session key is distinct from the public key and the private key;

    encrypting and sending, by the server system, the requested digital record which has been validated, using the public key and the session key to encrypt the digital record;

    receiving and decrypting the encrypted digital record, by the remote computer, using the private key, and the session key in conjunction with the logging wrapper;

    generating by the logging wrapper, at the remote computer, a logging event; and

    recording the logging event in an access log.

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