Bring your own device (BYOD) means the use of private mobile devices, e.g. laptops, tablets and smartphones, for company purposes. Business documents of the company, organization or institution are stored on the employees’ private end devices. These can be e-mails, MS Office documents, technical documents or other documents. The secure and data-protection-compliant use of private end devices for business purposes is a challenge for employees and companies alike.
The use of employees’ private end devices gives rise to particular risks for the company, the organization or the institution, especially because the employee, as the owner of the end device in question, can basically dispose of it as he or she wishes. Further risks arise in the event of loss or theft of the private end device or if the employee leaves the company. In this context, measures must be taken to safeguard against the aforementioned cases and to minimize the risk of damage. When deciding whether private mobile devices are to be used for business purposes, measures must be taken to deal with the private mobile devices, the use of business data, technical security and specifications for use in compliance with data protection requirements.
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