Privacy

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Internet of Things Presents CIOs With Both Technical and Ethical Questions

Chamberlain Group's garage door opener lets consumers monitor and control their garage doors via Android and Apple mobile phones. It's convenient for customers, but what happens to the data collected? Full Story »
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Secret Video and Audio Recordings a Legal Minefield for Employers

Thanks to smartphones and wearable technology such as Google Glass recording illegal or inappropriate conversations and behavior in the office couldn't be easier. If your company has a BYOD policy this could spell disaster.

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Social Media Costs -- and Some Workers Are Paying With Their Jobs

A woman says she was fired from her job at Xerox for posting a photo on Instagram and using the company's name as a hashtag. It's just one example of how social media can cost employees their jobs, expose employers to lawsuits and sour the workplace with distrust.

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5 Ways CIOs Need to Prepare for Obamacare

Healthcare reform in the United States focuses mainly on providing coverage to the uninsured, and odds are good that your company offers health insurance to most employees. However, there are still reporting and security requirements you'll need to deal with -- and you'll have to be a vocal leader to make sure these tasks are a high priority.

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How to Deploy IP Cameras in Your Small Business

Deterring would-be criminals and resolving disputes rank among the benefits derived from setting up IP cameras to keep an eye on your business. Here are some guidelines and recommendations on what to look for in a network camera solution.

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What Can Employers Really See on a BYOD Smartphone or Tablet?

The move to a BYOD workplace means an employee's work life and personal life coexist on a single device. As employees are asked to sign strict user policies, are they also signing away their right to privacy? Here's a look at what a company can and cannot see on personal devices.

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CIO Takes Action to Solve BYOD's Privacy Problem

The BYOD policy at a California law firm earned the CIO the nickname of Big Brother. However, the sarcasm stopped when he sprang into action and saved the day when an attorney's smartphone was swiped. The case represents the love-hate relationship workers and IT management have with BYOD.

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5 BYOD Pitfalls and How You Can Avoid Them

Vague policies, rogue apps, zombie phones can doom even the best 'Bring Your Own Device' intentions. But the good news is it's not too late to make game-changing adjustments.

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Most Data Breaches Caused by Human Error, System Glitches

Companies can significantly decrease the cost of data breaches by teaching employees not to cut corners and by adopting a strong security posture and an incident response plan.

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Which Workers Are the Best Fit for BYOD?

From the always-on salesperson to the clock-punching hourly worker, companies will need to weigh the pros and cons of including each worker type in a BYOD program.

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BYOD Policy: Employee Right to Social Media Privacy Is Paramount

BYOD guidelines are just being defined, but one warning must rise above the din: never, ever, try to gain unauthorized access to an employee's private social networking site.

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Mandatory BYOD Heading Your Way

To land or keep a job people may soon be forced to buy a personal smartphone, sign away some of their privacy rights and use the phone for work. It's called a BYOD mandate and, according to research firm Gartner, you better get ready for it.

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How to Craft the Best BYOD Policy

What is a good BYOD policy? Step one is to clarify the rights of both company and employee and state upfront what's business and what's personal. But there's a lot more to it. In this interview with a technology transactions lawyer, CIO.com explores the do's and don'ts of BYOD policies.

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BYOD Lawsuits Loom as Work Gets Personal

Will BYOD lead to a rash of lawsuits from employees who feel violated? Or maybe a headline-grabbing, class-action lawsuit? Your company better make sure it has an explicit terms-of-use BYOD agreement. Here are ways companies can protect themselves.

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BYOD Gets Messy with AT&T Class Action Lawsuit

With a BYOD twist, AT&T agreed to settle a class action lawsuit for overcharging corporate customers for almost seven years. But like most things involving BYOD, this gets complicated.