Cable & Telecom

BYOD security policies fraught with legal implications: Route1 report

TORONTO – The concept of BYOD – Bring Your Own Device – is a rapidly growing trend with workers conducting business on their personal mobile devices.  But according to a new report from Canadian security and ID management company Route1, a number of legal implications are emerging around BYOD security policy. The company’s new whitepaper, Avoiding BYOD Legal Issues, notes that BYOD means that employees often co-mingle personal and business information on their devices.  Generally, device software has few measures to distinguish between sensitive Enterprise data and the owner’s personal information.  When an employee’s device is compromised (hacked, stolen, etc.), the...