The use of the computer has always been affixed with privacy, not because of the computer itself, but because of what the computer is able to hold: the contents. A computer is like a barrel, it can be expensive, it can be cheap. But sometimes the thing that can make it valuable is the one (you keep) inside it. Hence, people tend to become overly protective with their computers, either laptops or desktops. There is even the magic word called password.
But you cannot always lock your computers all the time. Even in your own house, there are times and there are people that can make exemptions indispensable. That you cannot make your personal computer absolutely personal and absolutely private. In business terms, it is called computer confidentiality agreement.
A computer confidentiality agreement is an agreement between two parties stating that the owner of a computer grants the other party the authority to access his computer. By access, it means not only the approval to hold the computer but also the authority to access private data by the use of passwords. Depending on the agreement, the access can be as very personal to even the most private. But when speaking of computer confidentiality agreement in business terms, it usually refers to work-related access, and not so much about one’s personal data, such as private photos or bank account details. From hereon in this article, the use of the term computer confidentiality agreement refers primarily or limits to business, such as work, office, or any official business.
But before going deeper into how one can allow others to access his computer, let us examine first how one can protect his computer. By protect, we mean protect his data, not so much about the computer as a hardware. So what are the ways we can do to protect out computer? Buckle up because we are going technical.
If you want to talk about computer confidentiality agreement, you should know something about computer data protection already. Otherwise, what is there to open or let others open if nothing has been closed? And part of that is knowing what is there (that is, the data) beyond the closed door.
Here, check “Always create backup copy.” And to save your new setting, click OK in the word options dialog box.
The other option that you will find is the Allow background saves. It would be a smart thing to do if you also check “Allow background saves.”
Remember to save your Word document more than once in order for the backup copy to take place. Just double-click save.
There are still a lot of ways one can protect his computer. It can be too technical to the point that it is impractical for an ordinary computer user to make use of it. Some of them are remote oriented such as when someone hacks your account remotely, either via the Internet or Wi-Fi. The one we are dealing here is about a simple computer being accessed by someone. It is very basic for the purpose of not making it too technical for the common readers.
We learned that there is such thing as protecting data as compared to just adding password to a computer. Now that is a useful information. We have learned that a mere computer password is not at all that secured. But there are levels of protection. What kind of protection are you going to set up? The most common way of getting into a computer confidentiality agreement is by way of sharing password-protected documents. At least by far, that is how companies do it.
A scenario would go something like this: A manager sends a very delicate document to one of his team members. He does not want anyone to be able to read the document. And so he adds a password on the document so that when the recipient reads it, he still needs to input a key, and that key can only be asked from the one who gave him such document, the manager. The said document when left somewhere else, or when read by anyone, cannot be opened because it needs a key, and the only people who has that key are the manager and the recipient of the document.
But a computer use is a computer use, and that is different from just sending someone a document locked with a password. And this is where complications come. How much Internet is allowed for the other party? Can the team access Facebook? What hard drives are they allowed to access? And the IT group asks, how are we going to lock them? Why limit YouTube and not Vimeo? Can we use FB Messenger? Can we use Gmail Chat? Why not FB Messenger? So these are some of the issues that a company asks when setting up computer use limitations. And that is just a skin of the whole concern.