Mobile Device Management

BYOD Dos and Dont's Report

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7 DO CONSIDER LEGAL MATTERS FOR BYOD Blurring of personal and private informa on on employee owned devices and applica ons raises new legal issues. • If IT staffers need to access corporate data on an employee's personal device and they discover intellectual property the employee should not have, what happens? • Does the IT team have permission to conduct e-discovery on personal data? • What if an employee's device has criminal evidence or inappropriate photographs? • Are findings admissible in court? Is this a viola on of employee's privacy rights? • Is the company responsible if a terminated employee's personal data is deleted when their device is remotely wiped? Managers must involve legal counsel when planning their BYOD policy and throughout the roll-out to address legal issues. The right approach will balance convenience with security risks and corporate culture with the willingness of execu ves to support the mobile policy. It must define what employers are and are not allowed to do, and what happens if employees have inappropriate material on their devices. BYOD policy should also clearly iden fy who is eligible for the program, what devices and applica ons are permi ed to access the network, where and when they can access it and what data employees can access. Managing BYOD programs requires technology and people to iden fy when employees fail to follow the policy and the consequences viola ng the policy. Penal es can range from ending eligibility for the BYOD program to employment termina on.

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