March 28, 2017 Practice Points

BYOD: Practices and Policies to Promote Preservation

Opting not to issue cell phones to employees may end up being costlier in the long run.

By Margaret Ong’ele

Health law litigation, like almost all litigation, increasingly focuses on electronic data and the electronic devices on which that data is transmitted and kept. With the sharp increase in the use of mobile electronic devices within the last few years—including employee-owned devices used for company business—the question of how to control the use, storage, and transmission of company data has become increasingly urgent. Is your client ready to gather and preserve all the documents that could be out there for use in litigation when it is time? 

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