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BYOD policy

How much should big brother monitor (and other BYOD considerations)

Given the popularity and prevalence of mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets in today’s world, it is no surprise that Bring Your Own Device (“BYOD”) programs have become an increasingly common arrangement for organizations. BYOD programs allow employees to use their own mobile devices for both personal and business purposes, blurring the traditional line between work and play. A recent report indicates that more than 75% of Canadian businesses support employee–purchased smartphones and tablets in the workplace.

 

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Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioners bring your own device program guidelines

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Using personal devices at work to conduct business (BYOD or “bring your own device”) has become commonplace in the last couple of years. Employers are implementing BYOD policies left, right and centre to try to control the privacy challenges this practice can bring about when employers access these devices to protect their data contained on them.

 

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Creating a BYOD policy for millennials, baby boomers and everyone in-between

Bring your own device (BYOD), in theory, is a beautiful thing. Employees are free to use their personal devices at work, allowing for more efficiency and flexibility. Not to mention that employers save on outfitting an entire company with PCs, phones and tablets, while at the same time getting a more reachable employee.

 

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