HP Inc. on Thursday unveiled what it called “the world’s only PCs with integrated privacy screens.” HP Sure View, a new option on the HP EliteBook 1040 and HP EliteBook 840, helps protect against visual hacking with the press of a single button, the company said.

Developed with 3M privacy technology, HP Sure View eliminates the need to carry additional tools to guard sensitive information. Users simply press the f2 key to immediately transition the PC to privacy mode, which reduces up to 95 percent of visible light when viewed at an angle, making it difficult for others to view information on the screen.

Building this technology directly into the device can help companies better comply with regulatory requirements, specifically for businesses in healthcare, public sector and finance.

“Today’s millennial workforce is increasingly mobile, creating new data security challenges for businesses as confidential information can be more easily hacked from a user’s screen — a process called visual hacking,” said Alex Cho, vice president and general manager, Commercial PCs, HP.

“The addition of HP Sure View to our PC security solutions helps address the risks associated with visual hacking and gives customers the freedom to work more confidently and productively in public spaces with the touch of a button,” he added.

HP Sure View is expected to be available in September as an option on the HP EliteBook 1040 Full HD touch and non-touch versions and the HP EliteBook 840, according to HP.

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