Register
3M Privacy Filter for Widescreen Laptop. (photo: The 3M Company)
3M Privacy Filter for Widescreen Laptop.
25.01.2018, 13:39

Are You Ready for Data Privacy Day?

Company News, EMEA
3M shares advice with organisations in the United Kingdom on how to make printed or on-screen information less visible to onlookers, ahead of Data Privacy Day on Sunday 28 January (which will also be known as "Data Protection Day" in Europe).

 

Prevention of ‘visual hacking’ – which is the ability to view or photograph sensitive or confidential content on someone’s screen and then use that information for illegal or malicious purposes – is relatively easy, fast and inexpensive compared to other aspects of security, says 3M.

 

“Improving visual privacy in the office or when working in public spaces reduces the risks of security breaches, helps achieve compliance with regulations, such as ISO27001 and the introduction of GDPR in May,” says Peter Barker, EMEA Market Development Manager, Display Materials and Systems Division, at 3M. “Other benefits include reduced risk of fines, financial loss or damage to market reputation. Better visual privacy demonstrates that an organisation takes protection of their sensitive information seriously.”

 

Research shows that visual hacking is a very real risk: in the Global Visual Hacking Experiment** conducted by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of 3M in 2016, visual hacks were, on average, successful in 91 per cent of attempts.

 

Visual privacy best practices

Best practices 3M recommends include:

  • making staff more aware of their own visual privacy responsibilities
  • reducing the volume of printed documents left lying around in offices
  • instigating strict screen-saver and log-in policies after short periods of inactivity
  • angling screens away from onlookers, both at work and in public places
  • fitting privacy filters on smartphones, tablets, laptops and monitors.  Privacy filters can be easily slipped on and off screens and prevent information from being viewable except straight on and at close range, so that onlookers only see a blank screen.

 

Data Privacy Day (also known as Data Protection Day in Europe) is observed in approximately 50 countries worldwide, including the UK. 

 


About 3M Privacy Filters

3M Privacy Filters help secure personal and confidential data displayed on a screen by blacking out content from unauthorised side views, allowing businesses to remain compliant with privacy policies. As experts in screen privacy, 3M offers one of the industry’s most complete line of screen privacy filters, available for most of today’s high-resolution monitors, laptops, tablets and smartphones. For more information, visit www.3M.co.uk/PrivacyFilters.

 

 

 

 

 

Article rating:

vote data

Leave a reply

 (photo: Rentokil Initial plc)
News Editor  - 01.03.2018, 08:30

Strong Growth from Rentokil Initial

FTSE 100 business services group Rentokil Initial has announced revenue growth of 14.5 per cent and on-going operating profits of 14.8 per cent in preliminary results for the year ended 31 December...

The Pembury Tavern. (photo: )
Delta Security  - 17.10.2018, 09:40

Delta Security Upgrades Security at Hackney Pub

Delta Security s helping to protect patrons, staff and property at Hackney’s Pembury Tavern with the installation of a new security system, including an IP-based CCTV solution, roller shutters and...

 (photo: Sodexo APAC)
Sodexo S.A.  - 09.11.2018, 14:41

Sodexo APAC Embraces Latest Workplace Trends

Sodexo's new APAC House regional headquarters building in Singapore incorporates a suite of digital innovations designed to make work life simpler, more productive and, above all, more enjoyable.

(Photograph courtesy of Tookapic). (photo: )
Marissa Francis  - 05.03.2018, 17:13

The Definition of 'Clever'

Marissa Francis, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Improver with ABM UK, explains why university isn't the only route into facilities management.

New chargepoint installation at Southampton Airport. (photo: Southampton Airport)
AGS Airports  - 26.03.2018, 11:30

Southampton Airport Adds EV Chargepoints

Southampton Airport is helping power the growing number of electric vehicle (EV) drivers on UK roads with the installation of seven new Pod Point 7kW chargepoints in its short stay and priority...

Penn State University. (photo: )
FM Editor  - 03.04.2019, 19:36

BACnet Site Manager for Big Building Networks

Vancouver, BC based Optigo Networks will be releasing its Visual BACnet Site Manager aggregation tool for different capture nodes across building and campus networks on 25 April. The tool was...

 (photo: Seeley International)
Seeley International  - 21.12.2018, 09:56

Climate Control Middle East Award for Alsaeed HVAC

Seeley International is proud to announce its distributor in Saudi Arabia, Alsaeed HVAC, has been announced as the winner of the Editor's Choice award at the Climate Control Middle East awards for...