Smartphone, tablet, and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) use has skyrocketed in such a way that mobile technology has allowed for employees to report to work from any location through the use of their own electronic devices. While this has, undoubtedly, increased productivity and overall job satisfaction, it does raise concerns in regards to data protection and security, employee privacy, theft or loss, non-exempt employee usage, and employer liability for employee misconduct.
According to Law Technology Today, when it comes to in-house attorneys and their counsel, BYOD policies must clearly define security measures that protect a company and its data. This can be achieved through the implementation of complex password protection, restricted access to sensitive company information, and encryption software that allows for precautionary measures to be taken in the event that a device is lost or stolen.
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