This article from Forensic Discovery continues the bring your own device (BYOD) theme from the last two weeks with a discussion of balancing BYOD concerns regarding privacy for employees and security for employers.
Their article (Balancing Concerns of Employee Privacy and Employer Security in BYOD) discusses whether personal data is protected on BYOD phones and two mechanisms for protecting sensitive company information on BYOD devices.
In these days of heightened data privacy concerns, is the privacy of personal data protected on BYOD phones? Certainly, as Forensic Discovery discussed in their post here regarding the case Measured Wealth Private Client Grp. v. Foster, et al. (which I covered here), data from mobile devices is discoverable in litigation (even forensically) if the relevance of the data is significant enough, regardless of privacy concerns.
So, what about in general use of BYOD devices? Is the personal data of employees protected there? And what other advice does Forensic Discovery have for balancing BYOD concerns? Check out their article here to find out! Balancing BYOD concerns regarding privacy for employees and security for employers doesn’t just happen, you know!
So, what do you think? How does your organization handle balancing BYOD concerns for privacy and security? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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