UK Faults Cos. For Failing To Secure Employee Devices

Law360, New York (March 11, 2013, 7:09 PM EDT) -- The U.K.'s data protection regulator said Monday that most companies are failing to secure work-related information on their employees' personal phones and computers in violation of the country's privacy laws.

In new guidance, the Information Commissioner's Office pushed companies to clarify what types of data employees can access with their personal devices and to develop safeguards to detect and wipe data from a device in the event it is lost or stolen.

Under the U.K.'s Data Protection Act of 1998, while an employee may own a...
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