Say you are a businessperson. You decide to have a “closed door” meeting with some of your employees or fellow workers. Everything said is confidential,strictly off the record.
But, don’t count on it! More and more, we hear stories about how some closed meeting or event was compromised by someone with a cellphone capable of taking still pictures as well as video. What’s more, the people being recorded often have no idea this invasion of privacy has taken place until it is too late.
University Professor’s Lectures Secretly Cellphoned For World To See
Not too long ago, a university professor was horrified when learning that his rambling lectures had been secretly recorded by a student in his class using his cell and then the picture and sound were uploaded to YouTube for all the world to see.
You can, of course, ban cellphones from classrooms and otherwise “private” meetings, but that is easier said than done in the real world.
Remember, the cellphones are watching
The best you can do is not to lose sight of the fact that just about everyone nowadays has a cellphone and many have picture taking capabilities. So, a little bit of self-censorship could end up heading off a potential public relations disaster.
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