Photos on your phone

Most of my postings are about what people write and what they say.  Clearly that’s information, and if written or said in the course of a company’s business, a proper subject for information governance.

But what about photos?  Are there risks of your employees taking pictures (or video) of your information or the information of your clients?  Do your controls capture that?

“Johns Hopkins to Pay Out Millions for Secret Photos,” Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2014 A2  An egregious violation of patients’ rights leads to a settlement of nearly $200 million for 7,000+ plaintiffs.  Surprisingly low.

Can photos and videos be a way for your information to leak?  Or for your company to be out of compliance with privacy, copyright, trade secret, or HIPAA requirements?  Do your controls address this, when everyone has a smartphone?

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Filed under Collection, Controls, Definition, Duty of Care, Internal controls, Privacy, Protect information assets, Risk, Security

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