A ”bring your own device” (BYOD) program is a popular arrangement used by employers, whereby employees use their personal devices (e.g., smartphones, laptops, or tablets) for both personal and business purposes. Last year, about two-thirds of Canadian private sector employers had at least one employee using personal devices for business-related activities. [1] 

While the BYOD approach may offer certain advantages, such as greater flexibility and cost savings, employers should be mindful of the cybersecurity and privacy risks when leaving employees to their own devices.

In this article, we explore some of these risks along with best practices employers can implement to mitigate these concerns.

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[1] BYOB – Bring Your Own Business (device), Statistics Canada: https://www.statcan.gc.ca/o1/en/plus/2222-byob-bring-your-own-business-device.