BYOD Creates Trust Gap Between Workers and Employers

Infographic: If you're a CIO (or other IT leader) and you have a BYOD policy in place, you also have some trust issues to overcome: Your users aren't confident their personal data is remaining private.

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Wed, July 17, 2013

CIO — Only three out of 10 employees completely trust their employer to keep personal information private. The others aren't so sure. This should be a warning sign to CIOs that they've got a trust gap to overcome.

The problem gets worse if you've got a "bring your own device" (BYOD) policy that favors corporate efforts to keep company data safe over employee privacy rights.

BYOD has become a flashpoint for privacy, says Ojas Rege, vice president of strategy at MobileIron, a mobile device management software developer.

MobileIron commissioned a survey of 3,000 workers across the United States, U.K. and Germany to learn more about the trust gap in the enterprise. The infographic below illustrates the survey's findings:


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Tom Kaneshige covers Apple, BYOD and Consumerization of IT for CIO.com. Follow Tom on Twitter @kaneshige. Follow everything from CIO.com on Twitter @CIOonline, Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn. Email Tom at tkaneshige@cio.com

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