The National Law Review reports on the issues businesses face when employees use encrypted messaging apps. Encrypted apps such as WhatsApp or iMessage make it difficult for employers to monitor the unauthorized distribution of confidential data. Companies cannot use tools to monitor data when encrypted messaging apps are used, even if the apps are used on company-owned devices. The problems become even more pronounced for companies using “bring your own device” practices. “Businesses should not over rely on data monitoring tools to secure sensitive information. Instead, it is more important than ever to enact and enforce up-to-date confidentiality policies. Employees may not understand that workplace confidentiality policies extend to communications on personal devices,” the report states. Editor's Note: Get a stockpile of BYOD information in the IAPP Resource Center.
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