The Global Visual Hacking Experiment
An eye-opening look at the need for visual privacy in the workplace—all over the world.

In 2015, Ponemon Institute conducted an experiment in the U.S. that revealed how easy it was to capture sensitive company information through visual hacking. To determine if visual hacking was an issue on a global scale, 3M sponsored an expanded experiment in 2016 to include offices in China, France, Germany, India, Japan, South Korea and the United Kingdom.

The worldwide results are alarming and serve as a good reminder of the importance of addressing visual privacy in organizations all over the world.

3M Visual Hacking

Where Visual Hacking Happens

Whenever your screen is displayed without a privacy filter, you are at risk of being visually hacked. Wandering eyes are everywhere—in the office or in public places like airports and coffee shops. Organizations in healthcare, finance, government and education may be especially at risk.


3M Privacy Filters help protect the confidential, sensitive and private information on your screen from prying eyes. Protect your data, especially in high traffic areas, where visual hackers are on the prowl. Our range includes privacy filters for desktop monitors, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

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