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Mobile Phones Viewed As Top Threat

MOBILE PRIVACY

January 6, 2012

The Globe and Mail reports on the privacy concerns associated with mobile phones, which have become "an increasing worry for corporate IT departments," the report states. A Deloitte study published late last year revealed that 40 percent of 138 global organizations polled consider mobile devices to be their top security threat. One security firm chief said, "Employees should be made aware that using a personal device to access corporate data may also have personal implications. For example, if the device is lost, stolen or clandestinely taken over, the organization may decide to wipe data." Editor's note: The IAPP will host the Web conference "Managing Privacy for a Mobile and Remote Workforce" on Thursday, January 12.
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