Warning on lax corporate BYOD policies

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has offered a stark warning over lax bring your own device (BYOD) policies in many UK businesses.

Their survey, republished by ZDNet shows that while 47% of employees use a personal smartphone or tablet for work, less than one-third have been given proper guidance over securing data on their devices.

“Our guidance aims to help organisations develop their own policies by highlighting the issues they must consider,” said ICO technology group manager Simon Rice.

“For example, does the organisation know where personal data is being stored at any one time? Do they have measures in place to keep the information accurate and up to date? Is there a failsafe system so that the device can be wiped remotely if lost or stolen?”

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