Employers Must Obtain Employee Consent For BYOD Programs

Law360, New York (May 24, 2013, 11:12 AM EDT) -- As employers continue to roll out "bring your own device" programs, they should carefully consider how to handle the privacy and data security law implications of their conduct.

Thirty-eight percent of chief information officers told Gartner that their organizations will stop providing company-issued laptops, smartphones and tablets to workers by 2016, according to a report released this month. Instead, these employers will require workers to participate in BYOD programs and use their personal devices to access work email and apps. BYOD offers employees increased flexibility to use devices of their choice, and it helps employers reduce information technology costs.

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