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Privacy in Organizations

Organizations and their IT departments spend millions protecting digital data, yet sensitive information can still be vulnerable to visual hackers. 3M™ Privacy Filters use advanced technology to block ill-intended views of screens in the workplace and on the go. It's an easy investment, especially considering the cost of a security breach and its negative impact on brand value, reputation and consumer trust.


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Don't let your company's sensitive data be the inflight entertainment.

Wandering eyes are everywhere. Protect data on your screens from visual hackers and show your commitment to security with 3M™ Privacy Filters.

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What's at stake? Anything and everything.

Organizations spend millions protecting their digital data, yet sensitive information can still be vulnerable to visual hackers. 3M Privacy Products use advanced technology to block ill-intended views, while providing a clear view for the user in front of the screen. It’s an easy investment, especially considering the potential cost of a visual hacking attack.

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    95% of all security incidents involve human error.1

    Your organization’s private information moves with your employees. Is it protected? All humans make mistakes. And confidential information displayed on screens may be a weak link in the IT security plans of many organizations. In today’s modern, mobile business environment, having a visual privacy plan is more vital than ever.

    1 IBM’s “2014 Cyber Security Intelligence Index”

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    Anyone can be a visual hacker—outside and inside the office.

    Visual privacy isn't just a concern outside your walls. How many visitors and contractors are in your office on a daily basis? It's not just your employees who may see sensitive data within your organization.


Which industries are at risk?

Most companies are at risk, but key industries should be particularly aware of visual privacy issues.

  • Healthcare

    Help keep your privacy in good health and supplement your organization's compliance program with certain industry standards.

  • Finance and Banking

    A worthy investment—help prevent the inadvertent compromise of client information and help financial institutions supplement their compliance program with certain industry standards.

  • Government

    Federal agencies must be especially vigilant to help keep proprietary information confidential.

  • Education

    Raise your hand if you're concerned about helping protect testing integrity and classroom technology.

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Privacy in Healthcare

Help keep your privacy in good health and and supplement your organization's compliance program.

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Visual Hacking Key Risk Areas in Healthcare

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Privacy in Banking and Finance

A worthy investment—help protect client and customer information.

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Did you know?

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    $5.8 million: Average organizational cost of a data breach in the US.3

    With the heightened media attention and awareness around corporate data security breaches, it's more important than ever to consider your organization's policies around protecting visual privacy.

    3 2014 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis," Ponemon Institute/IBM, May 2014”

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    3M Privacy Products may aid compliance with legislation and industry standards.

    3M Privacy Products provide visual privacy on monitors, laptops and mobile displays, helping to supplement an organization's compliance program for industry standards such as the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act and the PCI Data Security Standards.

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Visual Hacking Key Risk Areas in Finance

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Privacy in Education

Raise your hand if you're concerned about protecting classroom integrity, technology and student private information.

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    44 states: Plan to adopt new online tests by 2014-2015 school year.4

    Monitor, laptop and even tablet screens are becoming ubiquitous in the classroom. And it’s important that each device remains protected from prying eyes. Particularly in computer labs and testing facilities where screens may be close together and easily seen by adjacent students.

    4 “Online Testing Revolution Comes to Schools." Washington Post (2012)”

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    Help protect privacy and technology investments with 3M.

    3M Privacy Products help provide protection against visual hackers and from the rigors of everyday use. They are an easy solution for helping protect your investment in your technology and your students. Not to mention the integrity of your educational institution.

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Visual Hacking Key Risk Areas in Education

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Privacy in Government

Federal, state and local government employees must be vigilant to keep information private.

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    650%: Increase in cyber-security breaches reported by gov. agencies in 2013.5

    Government employees view sensitive digital data on display screens every day. And as cyber-security risks increase and mobile use becomes more frequent, preventing visual data breaches is an ever-growing challenge.

    5 Government Accountability Office (GAO)”

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    Compliance with regulations like HIPAA, HITECH and FISMA is vital.

    Covering screens with 3M Privacy Products can help keep the public’s information private and protected from the prying eyes of visual hackers. They can also be an important step in helping to supplement your compliance with regulation such as HIPPA, HITECH, FISMA and more.

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Visual Hacking Key Risk Areas in Government

  • Addressing risk areas in government.

    Government employees must be especially vigilant at keeping the public’s information private. From federal buildings and offices to commuters and workers on the go, there are a number of areas that have a high risk of visual hacking.

    Key Risk Areas

    • Lobbies and public areas
    • Kiosks
    • Open office floor plans
    • Open cubicles
    • Shared workspaces
    • Offices near windows
    • Computerized testing areas
    • Police squad car computer screens
    • Devices for mobile employees and executives


Education Resources, News and Articles

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Articles, whitepapers, tools and resources to help educate yourself and your organization on the importance of visual privacy.

Education Resources, News and Articles

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Articles, whitepapers, tools and resources to help educate yourself and your organization on the importance of visual privacy.

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