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I’ve written several posts about BYOD in the past, and continue to believe that for many workplaces, BYOD will be difficult if not impossible to resist. However, it won’t be news to anyone that BYOD raises a full array of privacy and security issues related to the potential blurring and blending of employee personal information and business/customer information on devices.
Recently, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, along with the Alberta and British Columbia Information and Privacy Commissioners, have published guidelines to assist organizations considering or implementing BYOD policies.
While the publication does not introduce anything overly novel, it does provide a good roadmap in one document, a roadmap with quite a bit of weight if you are trying to prove your organization did its due diligence around implementing a prudent BYOD program.
The 16 page guide “Is a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program the Right Choice for Your Organization?” discusses the privacy and security risks of such a program through 14 tips or considerations.
Highlights of the Guide include:
The 14 tips covered by the guide are:
My past posts on BYOD include:
For additional updates, please visit Lisa Stam's blog, Employment and Human Rights Law in Canada.
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