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Best Practices for Government BYOD Legal Discovery Requests

Published: 18 April 2013

ID: G00250834

Analyst(s): Jeff Vining


Government CIOs are being tasked with establishing "bring your own device" programs. Use four best practices to satisfy potential policy and legal challenges when using personal devices for work purposes.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Examine Existing Privacy, Use and Remote-Access Policies for Roadblocks That May Influence the Government IT Department Response to BYOD
  • Enlist Legal and HR to Explain and Enforce Privacy, Use and Remote-Access Agreements
  • Determine Record Compliance Requirements, and Update Retention or Deletion Periods for Recorded Communications Accordingly
  • Align the IT Architecture to Support an Agency-Specific Security Posture

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