Screenshot Blur

Screenshot Blur Feature

Hubstaff allows organization owners to add a blur to screenshots to prevent the collection of personal and patient/health (HIPAA) data. Doing so will blur all screenshots the Hubstaff app takes. The blurring is applied on the system where the app is running so the final image that is sent to the Hubstaff server already has the blur effect applied. There is no way to undo or reverse this after the fact.

You can add this feature by navigating to Settings, then clicking on Features. Select Screenshot Blur under the Activity menu.

Then you can toggle the default setting to apply it to your entire organization. You can also enable or disable the blur setting for individual users.

Here is how the thumbnails will appear on the Activity page if the blur setting is turned on:

Here is how the blurred image will appear:

As illustrated on the image above, when the screenshot blur enabled it is still possible to gauge activity levels, as well as clearly see whether or not workers are being productive or are on sites like YouTube or Facebook. Please keep in mind that font size does play a role in how blurred text will appear.

Hubstaff encrypts data at rest. For more information about how Hubstaff handles screenshots, please click here.

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