Tag Archives: smart phones

Does the Secret Service Need a BYOD Policy? Addressing Personal Device Usage in the Workplace

According to a November 13, 2014 article in the New York Times (based on a review by the Department of Homeland Security), an intruder was able to enter the White House back in September due to a succession of performance, organizational, and technical failures.  One of the specific findings was that: “Omar Gonzalez, the man … Continue Reading

Social Media and the Holidays

 As the holidays approach, I am reminded of an employment law attorney I used to know who wrote a column about this time of year about holiday parties. He would warn Human Resources (“HR”) professionals to beware of sexual harassment issues as the punch flows and inhibitions dissipate at the annual office get-together.  How things have … Continue Reading

What to do with old phones, particularly smartphones?

The folks at Identity Theft 911 remind us of the need to be "smart" about handling smartphones. In a recent post, the company warns that the wealth of data on these devices can substantially expose an individual if his or her device(s) are not purged upon disposal. The same is true, of course, for employers with respect to the phones and other … Continue Reading

Best Buy Counsel Speaks on Data Privacy

On January 29, 2009, I had the opportunity to attend a brief presentation sponsored by Minnesota CLE entitled, “Corporate Data Privacy & Security: 10 Legal Practice Tips,” given by Brad Bolin, Senior Corporate Counsel for Best Buy, Inc. a Fortune 500 electronics retailer headquartered in Richfield, Minnesota. Bolin is a specialist in information security and privacy … Continue Reading