Stop the snoop in the next seat – we have a giveaway

Have you ever used your laptop on flight, and felt that the person beside you was taking in every word on your screen?
Conversely, have you ever read some interesting information from the laptop in the next seat?
Increasingly it’s common situation. Millions of business travellers each year expose confidential on-screen in-formation to fellow airplane travellers with prying eyes.
The Wall Street Journal recently reported that frequent business travellers say they have noticed more blatant snooping on flights.
The newspaper reports that “it’s easy to blame airlines wedging in more seats for the 243 million airline business trips in the US annually. Or to chalk it up to improved laptop screens that can be read from the side, not just head on.”
Snare the snoops
To ensure vital information is kept private for those using computer notebooks in public areas, 3M has developed Notebook Privacy Filters.
These work like set of small mini-blinds. The patented tech-nology renders the screen clear and bright to the viewer but dark and blank to those trying to peer from the side.
3M New Zealand’s Saya Wahrlich says it’s ironic that, for country with such comprehensive privacy legislation, New Zealand business travellers appear to be blissfully ignorant of the potential for leaks and are far behind the rest of the world in securing laptop information.
We’re giving away three filters to Management readers. Simply fax or email us with your name and contact information, before 14th November, and we’ll put your name into draw for Notebook Privacy Filter.

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