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Filters Shield Sensitive On-Screen Data from Prying Eyes

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Filters Shield Sensitive On-Screen Data from Prying Eyes

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3M has introduced a range of laptop and desktop computer privacy filters which address managers' mounting information security concerns, particularly as more and more people use company laptops while travelling, or in public places.

The filters reduce risk of privacy invasion, identity theft and fraud for vulnerable laptop-using business travellers, commuters and frequent flyers. Confidential screen data is protected from sidelong glances, whether it be from curious colleagues in open plan offices, or nosey passengers in neighbouring bus or airplane seats. The privacy filters utilise 3M's patented micro-louvre privacy technology, which works like tiny vertical blinds to narrow the viewing angle, so that only persons directly in front of the monitor are able to see on-screen images and text. Anyone positioned to the side will see a blacked out screen. …

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