Increase data protection with 3M™ Privacy Screens

To help manage the risk of a data breach, IT managers often implement digital controls like authentication, encryption and firewalls. But what about confidential data visible on laptop or smartphone screens? Most IT leaders admit visual hacking is a significant risk for their organization. 3M Privacy Filters are an easy-to-implement first line of defense from costly breaches and an essential part of a comprehensive IT data security plan.

Start with a free evaluation kit

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Start with a Free Evaluation Kit.

Work together with 3M screen privacy experts to find the right solution for your organization.

Based on your work environment, we will provide our best practice recommendations.


Here’s what is included in your custom Evaluation Kit

Your Evaluation Kit will be customized based on information provided and our follow-up communications. Here are some tools that may be included.

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    Samples for evaluation

    Full-size privacy product samples for evaluation and trial within your organization.

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    Product recommendation table

    An at-a-glance comparison of our multiple privacy solutions with product numbers included for convenient ordering.

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    Evaluation tips

    From lighting conditions to attachment options, we’ll provide tips to help you get the best performance out of your privacy products.

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    Convince your manager

    Tools to help gain approval to implement privacy solutions within your organization.

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Is your IT security plan complete?

Take action to help ensure you’re protecting company data

  • Our screen privacy experts are here to help you find build an enterprise solution that fits your organization.

    We’ll help you find the right product for the right situation, user and devices — from mobile to desktop, matte to glossy, basic black to stylish gold.

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What kind of data does your company need to protect?

Personally identifiable information? Trade secrets? Financial records? Legal documents?

How much is that information worth?

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Pick a device. We have you covered.

3M offers the broadest line of privacy products for today’s most popular monitors, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

3M Privacy Filters for Monitors and Laptops Product Comparison Chart

3M™ Privacy Filter product comparison chart to help customers select filters for these qualities: privacy, brightness, clarity, touch and anti-glare. Products which are compared are: framed, gold, gold touch compatible, high clarity, black and black touch compatible

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    Reseller order support

    Your order may qualify for volume pricing for both single and annual refresh orders through your preferred reseller. 3M works with most major resellers to provide you with the best solution. Your reseller and 3M will partner to provide support in ease of ordering, product supply, tech support and logistics in fulfilling your order.

Visual hacking — a virtually untraceable approach to costly data breaches

Walk through your building. Note sensitive data you see on co-workers’ screens. Snap some pictures with your smartphone. Did anyone notice? If a visual hacker got hold of that information, what could they do with it? Information as simple as a username or email address can be leveraged to conduct a full scale cyberattack. And unlike digital breaches, visual hacking is as difficult to trace as it is to notice.

Consider this…

  • In the past year, organizations have seen a 135% increase in visual hacking problems.*
  • 72% of decisions makers surveyed say their organization has taken proactive measures to prevent visual hacking in public places.*
  • Are you doing enough to protect the good reputation and financial health of your organization?

    New and tightened regulations like the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) are just the beginning. Higher standards are being set for privacy protection across the board. Some Fortune 500 companies are beginning to enforce data security policies that include the use of privacy filters. They realize, now more than ever, organizations need to look beyond software privacy solutions.

Why is visual privacy important?

  • That’s our motto. That’s why 3M includes visual screen privacy in our own data security policy. See why other Fortune 500 companies are following suit.

  • See the results of the 3M Global Visual Hacking Experiment. It may help you identify key risk areas within your own organization.

  • In every industry, from finance to health care to government, organizations have a responsibility to protect confidential information from unauthorized use. Discover how screen privacy solutions can help prevent data breaches.

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  • * “3M Awareness, Attitude, and Usage Tracking Study,” November 2017, Sponsored by 3M Company.