Magazine article Information Management

Proliferation of BYOD Leads to E-Discovery Headaches

Magazine article Information Management

Proliferation of BYOD Leads to E-Discovery Headaches

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LegalTechNews.com recently reported on a 2017 study that emphasizes how the explosion in mobile devices in the workplace is problematic for corporate attorneys and e-discovery professionals.

The "2017 Executive Enterprise Mobility Report," by CITO Research and Apperian, queried more than 100 corporate managers and executives across 10 industries who manage mobile devices. More than half (57%) of respondents said they were most concerned about organizational data ending up on employee-owned mobile devices, as compared to 44% a year earlier. Roughly half of the executives cited mobile-based cybersecurity threats as a key concern, owing to the likelihood the devices are not protected against leaks. For 55%, the top challenge facing a data program was managing different mobile operating systems.

Mark Lorion, president of mobile app management firm Apperian, said the study suggests the challenges are becoming more pronounced. "[While] in years past it seems that the enterprise mobility projects were smaller-scale internal projects, this year, companies are hoping to roll out enterprise apps to much larger populations of users," he said.

Many organizations are allowing more mobile devices in the workplace in an effort to improve productivity, but Lorion suggests they're often failing to address legal and technical challenges that may occur when there's a need to acquire information from those devices. …

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