Privacy & data protection

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Privacy & data protection

“Bring your own device” or “BYOD”, meaning that employees use their own laptop or smartphone and software for professional purposes, is an increasing trend. A lot of companies simply tolerate it or even ignore it and believe that it doesn’t concern them. This raises legal concerns. Who is liable for data breaches, viruses and breach of company’s confidential information? Is the company, as employer, allowed to enforce its IT-policies on those privately owned devices? What about the employee’s privacy?

Here is a checklist for a BYOD policy under European / Belgian law. Obviously it does not replace legal advice on the topics mentioned below. Do not hesitate to contact us with your questions.

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Privacy & data protection

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