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BYOD Gives Rise To Maze of Legal Risks

DATA PROTECTION

October 1, 2012

The growth of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies brings with it “a minefield of legal questions and risks,” The Washington Post reports. Demand for legal services for data privacy and security “has skyrocketed” and has propelled a number of law firms to build out privacy protection practices. Meanwhile, a new Harris survey has revealed that nearly 80 percent of employees would not give their employers access to view what apps are on their devices. (Registration may be required to access this story.) Editor’s Note: The IAPP will host the breakout session Do You Know Where Your Employees Are? Managing Mobile Workforce Devices and Employee Monitoring for a Mobile Workforce at next week’s Privacy Academy in San Jose, CA.
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