Here are Five Considerations for Creating an Effective BYOD Policy: eDiscovery Best Practices

As part of the Educational partnership between Ipro and eDiscovery Today that was announced recently, I’m excited to say that I will be writing a new weekly blog post for Ipro’s blog, to supplement the excellent educational content that Jim Gill and the Ipro team regularly provide!  Just like I do on eDiscovery Today, I will write educational posts about a variety of topics related to eDiscovery, cybersecurity and data privacy.

Today’s weekly blog post for Ipro’s blog is the second of a two-part series regarding addressing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) within your organization.  Two weeks ago, Ipro published the first part here, which discussed three recent cases where failure to preserve mobile device data led to sanctions requests by requesting parties.  Certainly, having a sound, well communicated BYOD policy could have reduced the chance of ESI spoliation in these cases.

Today’s post discusses five considerations you should address within a BYOD policy to establish proper use of BYOD devices by your employees and any other parties that might have access to organization resources (which can include contractors, partners, customers and suppliers).  It also provides some interesting stats regarding the adoption of BYOD today vs. the implementation of BYOD policies.  And, it also provides links to a couple of example BYOD policies to help your organization get started creating your own BYOD policy (if you don’t have one) or supplementing it with other guidelines (if you do).


So, what are the five considerations you should address to create an effective BYOD policy?  You can find out on Ipro’s blog here.  😉  Don’t worry, it’s just one extra click!  And, of course, I’ll still be continuing to write plenty of posts on eDiscovery Today as well!

So, what do you think?  Does your organization have a BYOD policy?   Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

Disclaimer: The views represented herein are exclusively the views of the authors and speakers themselves, and do not necessarily represent the views held by my employer, my partners or my clients. eDiscovery Today is made available solely for educational purposes to provide general information about general eDiscovery principles and not to provide specific legal advice applicable to any particular circumstance. eDiscovery Today should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a lawyer you have retained and who has agreed to represent you.

One comment

  1. Excellent points! I especially like the Legal Hold reminder…while it is not an issue that comes to mind for most people, those who are responsible for eDiscovery/Legal Hold implementation must keep this on the front burner in remote work environments.

    Thanks for the good post, great start for your Ipro and eDiscovery Today partnership!

    Aaron Taylor
    GreenLight Discovery LLC

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