Policy—bring your own device (BYOD)
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  • Policy—bring your own device (BYOD)
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Definitions
  • 3 Scope and data protection
  • 4 Obligations regarding information security
  • 5 Company information
  • 6 Approved devices and registering your device
  • 7 Acceptable use
  • 8 Security
  • 9 Company responsibilities
  • More...

Policy—bring your own device (BYOD)

From IP completion day (11pm on 31 December 2020), Retained Regulation (EU) 2016/679, UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) is retained EU law (see Practice Note: Brexit and IP completion day—implications for employment lawyers—Retained EU law) and known as UK GDPR. Together with the parts of the Data Protection Act 2018 that relate to general personal data processing, powers of the Information Commissioner and sanctions and enforcement, as amended, this makes up the UK GDPR regime. The GDPR as it continues to apply in the EU is known as EU GDPR.

This material considers the UK GDPR regime, and legislative links are to Retained Regulation (EU) 2016/679, UK GDPR, except where expressly stated otherwise.

For a more detailed introduction to the UK GDPR generally, see Practice Notes: The UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and The UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR)—Navigator.

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      1. 1.1

        The Company is committed to the highest standards of information security and treats confidentiality and data security extremely seriously.

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        This bring your own device (BYOD) policy supplements the Company’s other policies and procedures, which together place obligations on staff to take appropriate measures to safeguard Company information against unauthorised or unlawful use, accidental loss, destruction or damage, by extending and/or clarifying these obligations in relation to staff use of their own personal devices at work.

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        The purpose

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