BYOD can pose privacy risks to employees
Companies that use remote device management software to oversee employee devices used for business have the ability to collect a lot more information than employees may be comfortable with, according to a report released today.
“The intent of these MDM solutions is not to spy on employees, but to monitor for things like malware and general security,” said Salim Hafid, product manager at Bitglass, which produced the report.
But if the company wants to, these tools provide the ability to do a lot more, he said. That includes seeing where the phone is located, what apps are on the phone, and even what websites the user was accessing.