Visual data security statistics and associated potential fines should be kept in mind by all healthcare trusts and organisations.
£175,000 fine imposed on Torbay Care NHS Trust for publishing sensitive personal employee data 1
80% chance that you’ve already become a victim of others reading over your shoulder 2
96% of data breaches in 2010 were avoidable 3
52% of laptop users in the UK are ignoring visual security issues 4
67% of working professionals surveyed in the US had worked with some type of sensitive data outside the office 5
Source: 1 http://ico.org.uk/enforcement/fines 2 Research commissioned by 3M UK PLC 2007 3 Symantec Corporation – 2010 Annual Study: UK Cost of a Data Breach 4 Verizon – Data Breach Investigations Report 2011 5 Visual Data Breach Risk Assessment Study, by Herbert H. Thompson, Ph.D., Chief Security Strategist, People Security Consulting Services PLC, 2010.
All It Takes Is A Pair Of Eyes
It doesn’t take an IT security expert to gain total access to a patient’s confidential data… just a pair of eyes. As more and more managers, clinical and administration staff access and process patient information in non-secure locations such as reception areas, nursing stations and treatment rooms, on-screen content can be easily viewed by someone standing next to, or passing by, a device user.
An Easily Implemented And Affordable Solution
3M™ Privacy Filters and Screen Protectors fit easily over most screens. They utilise a unique black out privacy technology to block the view of the screen from either side, while allowing the user to comfortably continue viewing the information; meaning surgeries, clinics and hospitals can protect confidential on-screen data.
A Growing Number Of Healthcare Institutions Are Actively Upgrading Their Visual Security.
From forward-thinking health authorities and private practices, to individual hospitals and clinics, healthcare providers are beginning to recognise the consequences of visual data breaches for both provider and patient. As a result they are now implementing visual security products to help maintain patient confidentiality throughout their organisations.