The Legal Complications of BYOD
As more and more companies rushed to hastily implement their own home-cooked BYOD-based mobile device/apps management policies to cash in on the new fangled idea of gaining enhanced employee productivity, industry experts warned that there were bound to be a few problems along the way. Though most of these problems were related to device management and corporate data security, many legal concerns have also emerged from BYOD implementation. In a BYOD environment, employees are allowed to use the same device for both personal and work-related activities. Here we will discuss some of the grey areas created by BYOD implementation by companies.
Employer’s access to Employees’ Personal Messages/Data
It really was much easier in the RIM (Research In Motion) age of long ago with only a few company-owned BlackBerry phones handled by a select group of high-ranking individuals, who connected to the enterprise network using those mobile devices. As it was company property, there was no question that whatever data was on the device was owned by the employer and the employee was expected to use the device only for of work-related activities. Following the implementation of BYOD, it’s not so clear anymore and many companies …