Bring Your Own Device: Bring Your Own Data?

Joint event between BCS Manchester Branch and MMU’s School of Computing, Mathematics & Digital Technology

Thursday 14 November 2013

6.00pm - 8.00pm

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6BH

Free and open to all.

Dai Davis, Partner, Percy Crow Davis & Co


This free event is open to everyone and is a joint event between BCS Manchester Branch and MMU’s School of Computing, Mathematics & Digital Technology. Light refreshments will be available from 6pm, talk 6.30pm.

Sales of laptops are falling as sales of tablets increase. Both telephones and tablets are becoming increasingly powerful. Employers ignore their employees desire to use their own devices at their peril! Employees want the flexibility that mobile devices bring. Employers have also found that employees can circumvent restrictions which the employer may have on general internet or social media access at work by using their own devices.

Why do employees want to use their own devices? What devices do people want to use in their employment? How are the operating systems designed? Who controls the 'Android' operating system and other operating systems, why and how? What of Samsung's new 'Tizen' operating system? But how secure are these operating systems and therefore the devices which rely upon them? What security if any can be applied to those devices? What is 'sandboxing'? Does it work?

And what of the 'apps' that people download onto their devices. Are they all that they seem to be? Can you trust them?

How do these issues fare in the context of the existing and proposed new data protection legislation? Dai will also discuss what, if any, legal controls exist over the use of 'own devices'.

Dai Davis, who is a well-known speaker on law and technology subjects will answer these and related topics. He will also point the way to the existing and future solutions.

About the Speaker

Dai is a Technology Lawyer. He read Physics at Keble College, Oxford and took a Masters Degree in Computing Science at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne before qualifying as a Solicitor. He is a qualified Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Having previously been national head of Intellectual Property law and later national head of Information Technology law at Eversheds, he is now the principal in his own practice Percy Crow Davis & Co.

Dai advises clients on a wide range of intellectual property rights and licensing; computer and technology law matters. He is primarily a non-contentious lawyer, specialising in advising on commercial agreements relating to software and technology products, including outsourcing agreements, web-related contracts, IT security and cloud computing issues. Dai also has considerable experience advising businesses on high-tech product liability, product recall and product safety issues. While he is based in Leeds, he advises clients in London and throughout the country.

Dai Davis is a well-known speaker. Dai can be contacted on 07785 771 8721 or at

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This event could be part of your CPD, including as part of the CPD process for Chartered status. Further details can be found at