BLOOMBERG BNA WEBINAR EVENT: The Challenge of “BYOD” and “COPE”: What’s an Employer to Do?
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
The concepts of BYOD (bring your own device) and COPE (company owned, personally enabled) involve mobile technologies that are used for both business and personal purposes. These technologies can pose myriad challenges including, but not limited to, issues involving ownership (possession, custody, and control), privacy, security, records and information management, and electronic discovery.
Why has this happened? Quite simply, there has been a revolution in the workforce involving how employees communicate and work using mobile devices and other new forms of communication. These developments impact employers in ways they do not always anticipate. This program will explore the risks and benefits of these new media and measures that corporations and their counsel can take to mitigate the challenges posed by BYOD and COPE.
- Understand the purposes of BYOD and COPE and how these are integrated into the workplace.
- Learn what liability may attach to the employer when an employee utilizes BYOD or COPE for business or other purposes.
- Find out what access and ownership rights attach when business is conducted through BYOD or COPE.
- Find out what privacy rights attach when the employee communicates through BYOD or COPE.
- Understand which employee policies might address COPE and BYOD to minimize challenges.
Who would benefit most from attending the program?
This program would most benefit in-house counsel and information technology personnel, both of whom are responsible for the introduction and integration of BYOD and/or COPE in the workplace. For the same reason, corporate business managers and decision-makers would also greatly benefit, as would outside counsel to businesses, who must understand BYOD and COPE in order to advise and represent their clients.
Program Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Credit Available: This program’s CLE-credit eligibility varies by state.