Fortunately for me, my cell phone is locked. And, the most salacious contents are in a Dropbox full of employment-discrimination cases. Yes, I own the dorkiest cell phone ever. Don’t judge.
Replace Candy Crush high score with email contacts on a personal iPhone used for work (BYOD), and you have the issue that a federal court in Texas recently tackled.
The answer follows after the jump…
According to a recent survey from MobileIron, more than 4 in 5 employees in the US, UK, and Germany use their personal mobile phone or tablet for work. However, only 30% trust that their employer won’t go snooping into personal information on that device. But nearly the same percentage, 28%, take comfort in their belief that their employer can’t view corporate email sent and received on their personal device.
[In unrelated news, 28% of your workforce is dumber than these two.]
Ultimately, MobileIron concluded that employees consistently underestimate the visibility their employers have into company data, and consistently overestimate the visibility their employers have into personal data.
Today we have a guest blogger at The Employer Handbook. It’s Shannon Dorvall. Shannon is a practicing Los Angeles criminal attorney. She is a graduate of the University of Montana law school, and has argued cases in front of Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. When she isn’t writing about law or actually practicing it, Shannon enjoys perfecting her cooking and catching up with a good book
(Want to guest blog at The Employer Handbook? Email me).