While the bring-your-own-device trend is on the upswing, so are remote data-wipes of workers’ personal phones, tablets and laptops, according to PA-based firm Fiberlink Communications Corp., which specializes in mobile device management. Fiberlink’s software wiped 81,000 devices in the first six months of this year, compared with 51,000 in the last six months of 2013, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports. That’s an average of 450 per day or three per minute. The WSJ reports that employers are not required to make a distinction between personal and professional information when erasing data. (Registration may be required to access this story.) Editor’s Note: For more on BYOD, see the BYOD close-up in the IAPP Resource Center.
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