Information Commissioner’s Office issues BYOD reminder
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a New Year reminder to firms that they risk breaching data protection laws if they do not have clear guidelines for staff using their own devices to store work-related personal information. The ICO has published a guide for employers on developing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. Recommendations in the guide include ensuring devices are encrypted and password protected; making sure data is only transferred via approved secure channels; registering devices with a remote ‘locate and wipe facility’ in case of loss or theft; and introducing clear ‘end of contract’ procedures and ‘acceptable use’ policies.
There is more about the guide at: