Fellowes Bring Privacy Solution to Shoulder Surfing

As growing numbers of workers commute regularly on public transport, engage in flexible working or work from home, protecting confidential and business sensitive data has never been so crucial.  Even the growing trend of open plan offices poses a risk to information governed by the Data Protection Act getting into the wrong hands.

A survey of IT professionals found that 82% had no confidence in employees at their company being able to conceal their device’s screen from snooping eyes. Enter any high street coffee shop and you will see an array of people working fervently away on their laptops, tablets and smartphones.

Last year, it was revealed that 72% of commuters in the UK looked over the shoulder of their fellow commuters. The threat of shoulder surfing, whereby private on-screen information is viewed, memorised and often photographed over someone’s shoulder, is a growing concern to businesses.

Fellowes, the leading office products specialists have created a new PrivaScreen™ Blackout Privacy Filter to help protect private information from being targeted from this type of information theft.  They are suitable for use with monitors, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

PrivaScreen Prevents Prying Eyes

Fellowes PrivaScreen

Using a Fellowes PrivaScreen Blackout Privacy Filter helps protect private information

The PrivaScreen™ features:

  • A clear front view for the user, with a total blackout when an attempt to side view at a 30 degree angle is made
  • Adhesive strips allow the user to easily attach and detach the screen to and from their device
  • Protects against scratches and fingerprints
  • Is 100% recyclable

The Sales and Marketing Director at Fellowes, Darryl Brunt explained: “Shoulder surfing is a growing concern because of the amount of people working in open plan and public areas. How many times have we all been on the train and we can easily the screen of the person sat near us.  By using a Privascreen™ business professionals can stop prying eyes seeing their private on-screen information such as login details, client information, bank details and other sensitive or confidential data”.

Sam Rose