COPY / MOVE API events to include origin file's ID, name and location
Currently there is no way to know which file was copied/moved in Box Events API. It is only possible to see the destination file name and location, and only if the file was copied/moved within one Box instance. This presents a major challenge for customers who want to build custom programs that monitor copy/move activity both inside and outside their Box instances.
We have added the origin file's ID, name and path to the COPY event in the events API.
We are considering whether to do the same for the MOVE event.
AdminJacques van der Merwe (Admin, Box) commented
This is very important option that allows Admins to see where to restore folders to, especially when it's done accidentally with Desktop clients such as Box Drive. Some use cases also want to see when sensitive content is moved from the controlled structures to other structures in order to validate whether is should have been allowed.