five BYOD principles

Five BYOD Principles From a Respected and Free Source: eDiscovery Best Practices

This article from Forensic Discovery continues the bring your own device (BYOD) theme from last week with five BYOD principles from a highly respected, and FREE(!) source.

Their article (Here are Five BYOD Principles to Consider from a Highly Respected Source) discusses The Sedona Conference Commentary on BYOD: Principles and Guidance for Developing Policies and Meeting Discovery Obligations, published in 2018 and available here (I covered it back when it was originally published). This excellent Commentary is primarily focused on five BYOD principles. The article identifies the five BYOD principles and provides their own commentary on each. Here is the first one with their comments below in blue:

Principle 1: Organizations should consider their business needs and objectives, their legal rights and obligations, and the rights and expectations of their employees when deciding whether to allow, or even require, BYOD.

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One notable comment tied to this principle is that “Significant legal implications may result if the organization is unable to access its business information on employee-owned devices.” We’ve seen a lot of litigation arise regarding company trade secrets and mobile devices are often highly relevant in cases like those. It’s important to consider and develop a game plan for potential discovery of mobile devices before litigation occurs. Doing so after it occurs may be too late.

So, what are the other four BYOD principles from the Commentary? And what does Forensic Discovery have to say about them? Check out their article here to find out! It might keep your organization from changing the meaning of “BYOD” to Bring Your Own Disaster! (yes, I said that last week, but it’s a good line!)… 😉

So, what do you think? Were you familiar with the Sedona Conference five BYOD principles? You will be now! Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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