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BYOD creates risks beyond information security

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by Kathryn M. Nash, Esq., Gray Plant Mooty, Minneapolis

bring your own deviceWhether in the form of watches or glasses, the list of wearable digital technology devices is expanding. Smartphones already dominate the technology landscape. As tech and the legal environment continue to evolve, you should frequently review and update your technology policies.

As you do, consider whether or not to implement a bring your own device (BYOD) program. Surveys consistently show that employees who work in a flexible workplace are happier and more productive. Since employers want productivity, BYOD programs have taken off. They contribute to flexibility by allowing employees to use their own personal devices—with which they are most comfortable—for work purposes.

Security and legal risks

BYOD programs do, however, come with greater information security concerns and legal risks.

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