The classification feature empowers organizations to restrict access to files based on their content and or meta-data. To make this happen, ownCloud automatically tags files accordingly by recognizing significant cues in the meta-data of common office documents. Of course, files can also be tagged manually. Also, files created by certain users or matching file properties like file type or file size can be classified automatically.
Policies can for example prevent external sharing for files tagged as confidential or set expiration timelines based on classification tags. A policy for untagged documents can prevent unintentional breaches or . Classification of Documents goes a long way to safeguard critical data and to fulfill data protection requirements like GDPR.