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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Employment Policies

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Policies and Best Practices

Some of us may remember a time when companies were not as concerned about where their information was maintained, as most of it was kept in some form or fashion in file cabinets or individual desks, or perhaps stored offsite...more

Employee monitoring – avoiding pitfalls in a changing landscape

by White & Case LLP on

Recent developments in case law and regulatory guidance have emphasised the need for employers to be cautious when implementing systems to monitor employees....more

Retailers Should Be Aware of Data Privacy Concerns With Bring Your Own Device Policies

by Bryan Cave on

Many retailers permit their employees to use personal mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to access company-specific information, such as email, under a Bring Your Own Device (“BYOD”) policy. BYOD policies can be...more

Bring Your Own Device (“BYOD”) Policies

by Bryan Cave on

Many companies permit their employees to use personal mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to access company-specific information, such as email, under a Bring Your Own Device (“BYOD”) policy. BYOD policies can be...more

The right to disconnect: a new right for French employees?

A new law, called El Khomri law, passed on August 8th, 2016 in France providing a right to disconnect for employees. Such right is entered into force on January 1st, 2017 - According to the law, it belongs to the...more

Top 10 Issues for Employers, Issue #6: Balancing BYOD Programs with Expectations of Privacy at Work

This is the sixth instalment in our Top 10 Issues for Employers series. OVERVIEW - The workplace practice of bring your own device (BYOD) has hit the mainstream as more and more employees use their own mobile...more

Cell Phones at the Workplace: Protecting Employee Safety

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: As OSHA’s enforcement relating to employee cell phone use gains more notoriety, it can be expected that it will have a significant collateral impact on law enforcement at all levels to address this hazard....more

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – Be Smart

by LeClairRyan on

At the dawn of portable electronic devices, they were primarily work-related productivity tools. Often, employers would purchase (or lease) devices and distribute them to their need-to-have employee base. It’s not so long...more

Pokémon Go Back to Work!

by Littler on

Pokémon Go has taken the United States and the rest of the world by storm, with an estimated 75 million downloads in the first three weeks since its release. For the uninitiated, Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game where...more

In Drafting Company-Issued Device And BYOD Policies, Don’t Forget The Wage And Hour Issues.

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

I’ve been holding my breath waiting for the decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Chicago in the Allen v. City of Chicago overtime collective action before giving you a blog post on this case. The...more

Privacy Commissioners Issue Joint Guidance on Bring Your Own Device Programs

by Bennett Jones LLP on

An organization’s information can be put at risk when staff begin to bring their own devices and use them in the workplace. As a result, in such cases, an organization should consider adopting an appropriate “bring your own...more

Be Alert Asia Pacific: Employment Law Newsletter: Top Tips for Employers: Cyber Risks and Fraud

by DLA Piper on

Cyber risk is becoming a growing concern amongst businesses and institutions. Data breaches and hacking have been problematic among some sectors, predominantly financial services, for some time. These risks are now often...more

E-Discovery Update: When Personal and Work Data Collide

by McGuireWoods LLP on

In the modern world, employees routinely receive work-related data on personal mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, and access personal data on work-owned devices. ...more

BYOD: Five Things To Consider When Creating Your Policy

by Brooks Pierce on

“BYOD” or “bring your own device” (also known as the “consumerization of IT”) is a fact of life in today’s workplace. BYOD refers to the practice of using personally owned devices—like smartphones, tablets, and laptops—for...more

Bring Your Own Device (Everywhere): Legal and Practical Considerations for International BYOD Programs

by BakerHostetler on

The cross-use of mobile devices for personal and professional purposes, commonly referred to as “Bring Your Own Device” or “BYOD”, is a relatively recent phenomenon that has created a host of legal and practical challenges...more

ICYMI: Privacy in the Workplace Webinar

Our 2015 monthly Privacy Issues Wednesday webinar series continued this month with Jennifer Rubin and Gauri Punjabi’s Privacy in the Workplace presentation. Jen and Gauri discussed the latest statutory and common law...more

How to Mitigate Compliance Risks with BYOD - EndNotes February 2015

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

If you have ever left your mobile phone on an airplane, in a restaurant or somewhere other than in your possession, you know it’s frightening enough to think of losing the device itself, which costs a premium, as well as your...more

Consent is Key for BYOD

by PretiFlaherty on

With Black Friday behind us and holiday shopping still heating up, ‘tis the season when many of us will acquire new gadgets and technology to power our digitally-enhanced lives. For businesses, this time of year also means...more

BYOD In Australia - Cool, Cheap And (Potentially) Catastrophic!

by DLA Piper on

THE ALLURE OF THE POTENTIAL COST SAVINGS OF BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE PROGRAMS IS TOO GREAT FOR MANY AUSTRALIAN ORGANISATIONS TO RESIST. Not only do the financials of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs look good (the...more

Will California’s “Kill Switch” Law Kill An Employer’s Ability To Protect Sensitive Company Information?

by Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP on

Will California’s “Kill Switch” Law Kill An Employer’s Ability To Protect Sensitive Company Information? In this digital age, smartphone technology has become essential and ubiquitous to business operations. But the...more

Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Service, Inc.; Court Tells Employers to Pay Part of Employees’ Cell Phone Bills - Action required:...

by Allen Matkins on

Labor Code section 2802 requires an employer to reimburse an employee who uses a personal cell phone for work-related calls, according to the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District....more

Blurring The Line Between Yours And Mine: Best Practices For Bring Your Own Device Policies

by Fisher Phillips on

Let’s face it: bring-your-own-device (BYOD) situations are here to stay. With the ubiquity of employees having and using smartphones and tablets – devices that have more capacity and processing power than desktop computers...more

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