Pepper attorney Tracey E. Diamond was quoted in an article by JDSupra Perspectives on “Nothing Personal: How to be Smart About Your BYOD Workplace Policy (And Why It Matters!)” on February 6, 2014.
She explains the importance of written acknowledgement of your BYOD policy:
BYOD poses many challenges for employers, from protecting confidential data to ensuring that employees do not text and drive. The single most important component to a workplace BYOD policy is a written acknowledgement from employees indicating that they understand the policy and consent to employer monitoring of the device for work purposes. In the absence of such employee consent, employers risk violating the Stored Communications Act and many recent state statutes when they monitor employee devices to ensure compliance.