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BYOD Lawsuits Loom as Work Gets Personal

Tom Kaneshige | April 23, 2013
Will BYOD lead to a rash of lawsuits from employees who feel violated? Or maybe a headline-grabbing, class-action lawsuit? Your company better make sure it has an explicit terms-of-use BYOD agreement. Here are ways companies can protect themselves.

The bloom is off the BYOD rose, and so companies had better add protections against employee lawsuits in the BYOD terms-of-use agreement and leverage MDM to ensure the agreement is followed.

Truth is, employees tend to get a bit emotional when their privacy is being violated or their location is being tracked via a mobile device that they personally own. They don't like their personal data to be wiped, either. When these things happen, companies can expect the wrath of a scorned employee.

"That's where it gets tricky," Marshall says.

 

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