With the average cost of a data breach in the UK now standing at £2.2m, and the Information Commissioners Office [ICO] having the ability to issue fines of up to £500,000 for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act and Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations – it’s more important than ever to ensure that all your devices and confidential data are adequately protected.
3M Privacy Filters aid compliance to a number of data protection polices and guidelines, including the implementation of ISO27001, the international standard for Information Security Management Systems.
While mainly centred on security of hardware data, including disk encryption and password strategy, there is a section on visual security, which is often overlooked – it states that ‘Equipment shall be sited or protected to reduce the opportunities for unauthorised access’.
Protecting onscreen data is critical for any environment where confidential information offers a tempting distraction for inquisitive eyes.
Not just on planes or coffee shops, but everything from visitors, to customer service operations, to retail outlets and hospitals. Meeting the requirements of ISO27001 is important not just for peace of mind, but to avoid the risk of a costly data breach and substantial penalties.