Privacy requires more than best endeavours

I was interested to read reports that Shahrukh Khan claims to have autographed naked images of his body captured on scanners by Heathrow security staff. No amount of rules, training and procedures will eradicate this kind of behaviour. Such incidents have to be expected, because people are human and many simply cannot resist taking an extra look, printing off a souvenir, or showing an interesting example to colleagues. Over the years I’ve observed many responsible security staff saying “take a look at this” to colleagues with no need to know. The problem is that few examples of this type of behaviour actually come to light. You have to anticipate it, and look for it. Keeping a secret require more than orders or wishful thinking. It requires effective, preventative measures and constant vigilance.