I have a laptop from my job, a large corporation, and I would like to use it for my personal needs and documents as well. The laptop goes with me everywhere and it's comfortable.
However, I am not comfortable with the IT department having access to my personal documents. I have no specific reason to think they will access them, but they can, and it doesn't' feel right. I am looking for ideas for technical solutions that will ensure that the IT cannot read my personal documents
- The IT department is the administrator of my computer
- I will be using an online back up tool for backing up my personal documents, so in case I'm fired, I will still have my data.
- Currently, the IT can Technically access the data stored on my disk whenever they want. I'm not sure by what means exactly. I do know that they use "DameWare" remote control to control my computer from time to time, for troubleshooting problems. My c: drive (the only hardisk on the computer) marked as not shared
- The system: an I7 computer, 4GB ram, running windows7 32bit
- Let me know what other information you need to respond
I want to emphasize, that I believe the situation itself of me storing some personal documents of mine, on the work computer, is ok with my employer. The problem here is my privacy
edit: Unfortunately, I cannot add comments to your answers, as I wasn't logged in when asking the question and now superuser doesn't recognize me as myself. Anyway, I don't believe anybody is spying after me on purpose, so I don't worry about keyloger and screen captures. I don't think they are installed. The realistic scenario is an it guy looking at my files out of curiosity while doing a maintenance work @Stephen-Jennings thank you for your excellent answer
A question regarding an external ssd. Won't the it be able to access it via DameWare or other similar means, when it is connected to the computer? Can i prevent this? My intention would be to leave it connected always.