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Data Loss Prevention and Monitoring in the Workplace: Best Practice Guide for Europe

Created: 18 Sep 2012
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Mobile devices have made instant access to personal and confidential data crucial to our day-to-day lives. Safeguarding this confidential data is a complex challenge for any organisation. A growing number of companies are turning to workplace monitoring and data loss prevention (DLP) technology to enable an automated, process-oriented way of identifying and managing confidential data on networks, datacenter servers, workplace desktops as well as mobile devices.

But tablets, smart phones and other mobile devices have blurred the line between our professional and personal lives. As a result, employees use the same devices to electronically connect to fellow employees, customers, prospects as well as their families and friends.

Therefore monitoring employee communications becomes a real challenge in balancing between fundamental privacy rights of the employee and the recognized rights of an employer to control the business and protect the legitimate interests.

Symantec issued a new whitepaper that examines the European data protection laws related to workplace monitoring and DLP. This paper will also give a number of best practices that should be adopted as part of a comprehensive data loss prevention programme, and examine how Symantec's DLP technology can help your company effectively manage compliance with such laws while enhancing the protection of your confidential data.