ICO: Companies Laissez Faire over BYOD personal data

Antony Savvas reports:

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) says many employers “appear to have a laissez faire attitude” to allowing staff to use their personal devices for business, which may be placing people’s personal information at risk.

ICO commissioned YouGov to question 2,150 UK adults, which found that almost half (47 percent) now use their personal smartphone, laptop or tablet for work purposes.

But less than three in ten who do so are provided with guidance on how their devices should be used in this capacity, “raising worrying concerns that people may not understand how to look after the personal information accessed and stored on these devices”, said the ICO.

Read more on Computerworld UK. You can find the survey here and ICO’s guidance here.

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