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Energy Company’s BYOD Policy Sparks Concerns

BYOD—AUSTRALIA

August 29, 2013

Computerworld reports Energy Australia has had to respond to employee concerns about location privacy after it rolled out its BYOD policy. The company operates with a mix of corporate-owned mobile devices and personal devices, with BYOD accounting for about 30 percent. The company tracks the location of its corporate-owned devices but does not track BYOD devices, it says. However, some are concerned the company will nonetheless keep tabs on them. Energy Australia’s telephony analyst said the best approach to addressing privacy concerns is being “open and honest” and for employees to tighten controls on their phones to avoid mishaps.
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