Workplace Confidentiality

We’ve all been there – sitting on a train, plane or in a cafe and it’s almost impossible not to peek at your neighbour’s book. But what if it were top secret? And what if the shoe was on the other foot? How can you keep your confidential information secure from those nosy neighbours?

Here’s some ideas to keep your business under wraps – whether it’s verbally, virtually or visually!

Verbally secure

Consider where you discuss your business, whether in person or on the phone - public spaces like cafes or public transport are not ideal. Avoid discussing tactical information in earshot of anyone not already in the know.

Likewise, don’t tell friends or loved ones anything that could be compromising – with six degrees of separation (or is it three in NZ?!) chances are high that a throw-away comment could easily find its way into the wrong hands.

Virtually safe

With most of our work done online or saved “in the cloud”, you’ve got to keep your digital information safe too. Use strong passwords and add password protection to confidential documents. Install anti-virus software and don’t click on links within an email, unless they’re from a trusted source.

It’s also worth completely shutting down your computer or tablet at the end of each day, not just switching them to power save mode. If you're leaving your desk for a moment, switch off screens, or put them into password protected lockdown.

Visibly protected

Don’t be the one to leave your top secret documents on the printer – always stand and wait for your printing to complete so that it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. When you’re finished with an important document, shred it or put it in a secure bin to be shredded.

Privacy screens are great for open plan offices and when you’re out and about.

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