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We are getting on for a year on from the new GDPR regulations that have rightly focused every organisations’ thinking on keeping all data safe. Its hard even with security permissions locking users down like a straitjacket and constant training to keep users focus on this.
Often one of the most common ‘gotchas’ is users leaving their desks to visit the ‘facilities’ for a short bio-break (or a crafty smoke) and leaving their screens unlocked and visible to all. In the variety of places I work, usually the back of a bog door, is by far the easiest way to reach hearts & minds. It’s a better way to connect and engage than most sites intranet, that’s for sure!
In fairness, in my community library, I am always stressing the importance of our disabled friendly WC door, as the go-to place to engage with our borrowers and supporters.
This is one brilliant example of a witty reminder, seen a few months ago at a site where I have worked:
|Credit: James Diffin - @JimDiffin Clanmill HA|
This week at a client I was working with, a techie director shared a story, which we guessed its source from, but not reliably enough to share here.
A staff member who was always leaving their desk without locking screens, had a bit of a come-uppance, when his manager went on his Outlook and penned a resignation email. On their return the manager called them in and told them that “the resignation had been accepted and they were sad to see them go”.
The staff member was confused and said they “knew mothing of it and hadn’t resigned”. Directed to the email just penned by the manager and sent, it all became clear. The manager explained they had sent to email while away from the workstation and that this time it would be fine, they could relax.
They were assured however, if it happens again, “next time it will be for real!”.
A sobering thought.
Feel free to print this story and stick it on the back of some bog doors!
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