Can companies monitor personal smartphones?

In addition to security concerns, companies may find another wrinkle in their BYOD plans: Employees are worried about mobile privacy when they bring personal smartphones into work. 

Users’ top 5 mobile security mistakes

Whether the company allows employees to bring in personal devices or issues smartphones to users, those devices will likely contain sensitive corporate and personal information. And unfortunately, people may use those devices in ways that jeopardize the security of the data. 

Can company read personal e-mail sent at work?

Do employees have a right to privacy when using personal email accounts, even when they send the messages at work? That depends on the situation, according to a few court cases that have tackled the subject.

She forgot to log out – is her personal email fair game?

In many cases, it’s against the law to read someone else’s personal email – but what if a co-worker forgets to log out of an account he or she opened on a shared computer? That was the question asked in one recent court case. 

What personal data do users want to protect the most?

Though their behaviors often say otherwise, a new survey says people are worried about the security of their personal information. 

Employee claims invasion of privacy after boss sees her Facebook posts

IT departments are often asked by managers to monitor employees’ web use, especially what they do on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. But a recent lawsuit shows how some types of social network snooping can get companies in trouble for privacy violations. 

Survey: Most users ignore mobile privacy concerns

A new survey says most smartphone users are worried about mobile privacy issues with their devices – however, that’s not stopping them from using apps that might leak sensitive data. 

SOPA sponsor pushes another controversial Internet bill

The sponsor of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, is backing another bill that many critics say will diminish web users’ privacy. 

Smartphone users want mobile security, but don’t do anything about it

Employees using your company’s mobile devices may be leaving those gadgets open to security and privacy breaches – but a little training could go a long way to fixing their behavior. 

Could boss read employee’s personal email?

IT must often walk a fine line between protecting employees’ privacy and enforcing IT policies and procedures. Being on the wrong side of the line can get organizations into legal trouble.