Many companies permit their employees to use their personal mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to access company-specific information, such as email, under a Bring Your Own Device (“BYOD”) policy. BYOD policies can be popular for employee that want to use their hand-picked device and for employers who avoid the cost of providing, and maintaining, company-owned devices. Nonetheless, the use of company data on non- company devices implicates both security and privacy considerations, and companies should consider several questions when deciding how best to balance the two.

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Consider the following when deciding upon a BYOD policy: 

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