Privacy Protection: Reducing the Risks

privacy protection

The one area of concern and consideration when it comes to technology is around privacy issues, or the lack of. No item of technology is entirely secure and when there are a number of users and people that have access to private information, the risks of data being lost, stolen or tampered with increases significantly. As technology becomes more useful in the workplace, protections need to be put in place to reduce the risk of data tampering occurring – this is particularly relevant with the number of personal devices like laptops for instance, that are being used to work on or access the information through a method that has not stemmed from the working environment.

A BYOD policy is instrumental in the protection of business data. As more employees use their own items of technology to complete work tasks, there are an increased number of ways to access private data. Fortunately, there are also plenty of solutions available like cloud storage services and computer monitoring software, etc. to prevent or discourage breach and leakage of data.

Securing the Data

Employers and organisations need all possible measures and precautions to ensure the security of their data. Misuse and unsolicited access to the data needs to be prevented. Computer monitoring software should be installed on employees’ laptops to discourage them from accessing data they’re not supposed to be accessing while connected to shared networks, and also to reduce the risk of data leakage via email or any other channel.


Email accounts tend to be the most vulnerable data storage system and can be accessed by anyone. The cloud is the latest software development that has increased levels of security to prevent private emails from being accessed.


Again, the cloud has better safety concerning the storage of data and can provide the security features that will prevent the unwanted access of business files.


With the number of devices having access to shared networks of information, it is beneficial to have files and disks encrypted to protect the items that do not need to be accessed by anyone that does not have permission.

Data Wiping

Mobile devices are the most common forms of access to shared networks of business information, and there is the ability to destroy the data from a mobile device to ensure its safety and security.


The oldest form of technological security, but still one of the most effective, having different passwords for different accounts is one of the best ways to eliminate the risks of data being accessed.

BYOD is now very much a part of corporate life and allows for constant access to applications whether at work or on the move. 36% of people use their own devices for work-based tasks.

Taking Action

66% of those that do use their own devices for work believe they are responsible for ensuring their devices are as secure as possible to protect company data. Although this may be the case, employers are obligated to put their own protections in place to ensure there is a smaller chance of data being affected.

  • Employers need to take control of the business’s IT infrastructure and ensure each possible security measure is in place to eliminate any unwanted access.
  • The inbound and outbound access to networks need to be secure and only recognised devices permitted access
  • Mobile device management is crucial and employees need to be aware of the restrictions that are put in place
  • Users and applications need to be monitored and controlled not just the devices that are being used

Upcoming gadgets for freaks


The market is decked with innumerable smart phones and cameras. Here we have presented the gadgets that have managed to bring smile on the face of the consumers.

Intel Aqua Octa- Intex has upped its market by launching its new phablet called as Octa Phablet- this is a smartphone that is named after the eight core processor that purrs under his hood.  At any time point, depending upon the task, only the four cores are used. The first quad is designed to perform heavy duty operations, while others are less intensive and perform easy tasks, so as to conserve battery. This smartphone prides of a slim 7mm profile, thanks to its OGS (One glass solution) touchscreen that is made of one less layer to result in a thinner handset.  With the Octa, you will also get proprietary Matrabhasha virtual keyboard along with input support in upto 22 Indian languages for free. Along with that, you will get 5GB cloud storage for life.

Specification- it comes with 6 inch HD touchscreen along with OGS display, 1.7 Ghz octa core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, expandable up to 32GB, 13 mp rear camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, FM Radio, 2300Mah battery, Android v4.2.2 (Jelly bean)

Price- It comes at rate of Rs 19,999(approx).

Xolo Q3000-The Xolo Q3000 is a kind of phablet that has an ability to replace your point and shoot camera. This device is fully equipped with a range of features like autofocus lens, 13MP camera, BSI 2 sensor that offers better pictures in low light settings. Similarly, it is equipped with 5 megapixels front shooter that lets you to snap your own images and even work well for 3 G video calling. All of this is backed by whooping 4,000Mah battery; supposedly it is good to work well for 21 hours on 3G. If that’s not enough, it comes with an OTG cable with which you can connect a pen drive to the device.

Specification-5.7 inch, full HD (1920X1080 px) touchscreen along with IPS display, 1.5 Ghz quad core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, expandable upto 32GB, 13MP rear camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, 4000 MAH battery, Android jelly bean operating system

Price-Rs 20,999

Fujifilm X-A1- This camera is built for those who crave for manual controls of a DSLR. It comes with flexible, interchangeable lens and portability of a compact point and shoot. The camera is available in black, blue and red color. It is equipped with Fujifilm EXR processor that offers range of features like quick start up time of 0.5 seconds, shutter lag of  0.05 seconds and a maximum burst of 5.6 frames per second. Bearing in mind modern requirements, this comes with wireless image transfer function. Users can use it to download the free Fujifilm camera app to move images to their smartphone for ready sharing of articles.

Specifications- has 16mp CMOS sensor camera, interchangeable optical zoom lens, image stabilization, advanced filters including toy camera, full HD video, stereo audio recording, wifi, etc.