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ICO Expresses BYOD Privacy Concerns

DATA PROTECTION—UK

March 12, 2013

Following its annual conference in Manchester, UK, last week, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is expressing concern about the threat bring-your-own-device (BYOD) poses to data security and privacy, reports InformationWeek. The ICO released the results of a survey showing 47 percent of UK workers now use personal devices for business, yet less than 30 percent receive guidance from their employer regarding privacy and data security. The ICO has released a BYOD Guide dictating how employees should be instructed in handling personal information accessed and stored on their devices. "Employers must have adequate controls in place to make sure this information is kept secure," warned an ICO spokesman.
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