The Legal Challenges Of 'Bring Your Own Device'

Law360, New York (January 8, 2013, 12:06 PM EST) -- The employee-driven desire to avoid the once typical employer-issued BlackBerry in the workplace largely created what is known as BYOD ("bring your own device"). Employers preferred the BlackBerry because of its email and security capabilities. But employees preferred the emerging iPhone because of its greater functionality and style. When employees opted out of the BlackBerry to use their own iPhones, tablets and other handheld devices, employers allowed them to connect to company networks.

Each group has seen advantages of BYOD. The employee uses his device of...
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