Clean desk involves ensuring that workplaces are cleared at the end of the workday (or whenever they are no longer in use). Personal data should not be left unattended when leaving a workstation. Even when workstations are in use, it is wise to have as little as possible lying on your desk.
A clean desk and clear screen policy enhances organizational protection of personal data.
Successfully implementing a clean desk policy requires having the right storage systems in place.
Clear screen means that computer screens should always be locked as soon as a workstation is left unattended and be unlocked only by entering a password.
A clear screen policy protects digitally processed personal data against unauthorized access.