Privacy Perils: Background Awareness

April 24, 2020
Firm Publication
Helpful Privacy Tips When Working from Home

Whether we are Zooming, Skyping, What’s Apping or otherwise communicating with the video camera icon active, be aware of what you are transmitting.  The formality of your attire is between you and your Zoomates (which may include a member of the judiciary). From a privacy and security perspective, what is important but often overlooked is your background.  A simple widening of the fingers can Zoom in on a digital image. Do not leave personally identifiable information where it can be seen and recorded. Do not leave confidential company documents visible. And most definitely do not broadcast from in front of your computer monitor.

Check out our series, Privacy Perils, to learn what steps you can take to guard your personal and company data. For more information about this topic and other cyber security concerns, please contact Bob Brewer, Tony McFarland, Elizabeth Warren or a member of our Privacy & Data Security team.