Having a Visual Privacy Standard helps enforce and support a company’s IT Security policy with actionable controls to uphold Visual Privacy (the act of protecting sensitive, confidential and private information from Visual Hacking) and protect against Visual Hacking (the act of viewing or capturing sensitive, confidential and private information for unauthorized use).
Use the following recommended sections and pro-forma language to craft a Visual Privacy Standard for your IT Security Policy that will be applicable for your individual industry and corporate needs in order to help better protect your important company and customer data from visual hacking.
I. Worker Adherence:
Use this section to clearly outline the functions and levels of workers that should adhere to the standard. Example: All company workers (employee, contingent/contract workers, and temporary staff) who fit the following criteria of being at high risk for visual hacking.
II. Standard Statement
Use this section to outline how and where company workers should use Privacy Filter (desktop and laptop computers) and privacy screen protector (smartphone and tablets) products. Example: Use privacy filters and privacy screen protector products to help protect company information from unauthorized side views:
III. Related Information:
Use this section to refer workers to additional resources on the topic of Visual Privacy. Link to relevant policies, best practices and other resources to give employees a holistic view of company security measures. Example: For additional information regarding visual privacy and visual hacking, please see the following resources:
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