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Bring-your-own-device programs: A balance between privacy and cybersecurity

March 01, 2023

A ”bring your own device” (BYOD) program is a popular arrangement used by employers, whereby employees use their personal devices (e.g., smartphones, laptops, or tablets) for both personal and business purposes. Last year, about two-thirds of Canadian private sector employers had at least one employee using personal devices for business-related activities. While the BYOD approach may offer certain advantages, such as greater flexibility and cost savings, employers should be mindful of the cybersecurity and privacy risks when leaving employees to their own devices.

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