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Privacy Filters and Films 101

Just the Facts. Having trouble determining which 3M™ Computer Filter or Film is right for you? Here’s a quick overview on our products to help you decide.

What are Privacy Filters?
Why use Privacy Filters?
What are Protection Films?
Why use Protection Films?

What are Privacy Filters?
3M™ Privacy Filters help block the sight from anyone viewing the computer from the side. 3M's unique microlouver privacy technology allows persons directly in front of the computer to see on screen data clearly.

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Why use Privacy Filters?
With personal information disclosure laws becoming more restrictive, plus identity theft and corporate information loss costing companies hundreds of millions of dollars a year*, protecting your confidential information is more critical than ever.

3M™ Privacy Filters use screen darkening privacy technology, rather than common blur or distortion technology to prevent casual onlookers from viewing your screen.

  • It's easier on your eyes
  • Protects your on screen data in high traffic areas
  • Protects the fragile surface of LCD screens from scuffs and scratches

*US Department of Justice

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What are Protection Films?
A 3M™ Protection Film is a custom designed microfilm that adheres to your LCD or handheld device screen. It requires no hanger arms or filter tabs for installation.

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Why use Protection Films?
Scratches and smudges to your device’s display can greatly diminish performance and, in some cases, require costly repairs or replacement. Use a 3M™ Protection Film to help safegaurd your investment.

3M™ Protection Films are best suited for applications that allow for the film to remain in place.

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