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How secure is your office smartphone?

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If your employer issues smart­­phones with a GPS feature that can’t be disabled, should you be worried that the data will be used against you? Do you have any rights? That’s what one Washington Post reader asked career advice columnist Karla L. Miller.

She suggests asking for a copy of the smartphone policy and being cautious. The legal line between an employer’s right to know where their tech equipment is and an employee’s privacy is blurry. The safest, though not necessarily most convenient, way to protect your privacy is to use separate work and personal phones and to keep the work phone off unless you’re somewhere you’d feel comfortable with your employer knowing about.

— Adapted from “@Work Advice: When your employer gives you a smartphone … ,” Karla L. Miller, The Washington Post.

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