With greater numbers of employees working from home amid the pandemic, the need for enhanced “bring your own device” (BYOD) policies to mitigate data security threats has come to the forefront. But Laura Latham, a Pillsbury Employment Law senior counsel and frequent lecturer on the use and implementation of BYOD policies, notes the sudden pivot to remote work caught many companies on their heels, and that some BYOD policies—especially for small to mid-size businesses—may require shoring up as a result.

“The work from home push came on so fast at the start of the pandemic that many companies were struggling just to get equipment to employees so that they could continue to perform,” Latham said. “Now, after six months of the pandemic, more companies are moving to rein in lax BYOD practices with telework agreements and clear rules on what BYOD is appropriate, and what protections are essential.”

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