Question (and answer) of the month

Question (and answer) of the month

When a client comes to you, they won’t usually say ‘Please can you explain the implications of the Svensson case to me?’; they are more likely ask ‘When is it lawful to link to other websites?’.

In Lexis®PSL IP & IT we have developed a series of Q&As that are typically scenario-based and phrased in terms of the question or conundrum a client will typically come to you with.

The LexisAsk service in Lexis®PSL delivers answers to typical and topical problems or issues that our customers face.  The ‘best’ (ie most popular, interesting, relevant or topical) of these questions and answers are then modeled into a ‘Q&A’ style format, and published.

The purpose of a Q&A is to provide a quick overview of the relevant key considerations, together with links into useful information (from Lexis®PSL and LexisLibrary), allowing either a quick refresher or a starting point for deeper research.

You can also sneak a peek at the types of questions that other lawyers are asking (anonymised of course!)

Each month WIPIT will be fetching you a sample Q&A.

Against a backdrop of data security scares arising from increasing use by employees of their own devices, we respond to the query:

How do I develop a bring your own device (BYOD) policy?

1. Focus on the policy objective—protecting company information

The objective of a BYOD policy should be to ensure company information is adequately protected, while facilitating more flexible working by users. Any security measures adopted by the company as part of BYOD should only go so far as is necessary to achieve this objective and be proportionate, considering individuals' personal privacy.

2. Define

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