E-Discovery: Is BYOD a B-A-D idea?

Bring Your Own Device trends can expose companies to unwanted problems in the event of litigation or regulatory action.

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) describes the trend of companies allowing their employees to use their own personal devices to access their company’s network, create and/or store business information. Companies like the cost benefits and flexibility; employees like working using their tools of choice. The impact of BYOD on compliance, corporate risk and litigation is, however, a top concern. In-house counsel are now grappling with securing company information, as well as the challenges that BYOD brings in the event of litigation or regulatory action.

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Elle Pyle

Elle Pyle is Discovery Counsel in McDermott Will & Emery’s Washington, D.C. office.

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Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith is a partner in McDermott Will & Emery’s Los Angeles office.

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