Separating Mobile Work And Play Helps Curb Discovery Issues

By Megan Leonhardt (October 23, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT) -- With the lines between personal and professional use of smartphones and tablets becoming increasingly blurred, experts on Tuesday advised companies to consider discovery risks before allowing employees to use personal devices to freely access company information including emails, product information and contacts.

During a seminar on discovery practices hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsel on Tuesday, discovery experts outlined the challenges and risks — including employee privacy laws and the difficulty of obtaining data from mobile devices — associated with employees' growing reliance on smartphones and tablets for both professional and personal use.

"Companies have less control over data stored...

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