Now is the time to establish security and privacy policies governing employees' use of their personal devices for work functions. Attorneys must counsel their clients about the importance of educating, informing and training employees about privacy, security and evidence-recovery implications associated with use of personal devices for work. All is not yet clear about the boundaries of a BYOD workplace, but those parameters likely will be hashed out at the courthouse.
Michael V. Abcarian is the managing partner of the Dallas office of Fisher & Phillips. He has extensive experience advising and defending employers in a variety of labor and employment matters, including systemic investigations by the EEOC and class action suits in the federal courts.
This article originally appeared in Texas Lawyer.