BYOD: Bring Your Own Device or Bring Your Own Disaster?

25 October 2012, 8.00am - 10.00am

St James Park, St James Boulevard, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 4ST.

Free of charge for both BCS and non-Members.

Mark Dennis and Phil Tompkins

Event description:

Join us to hear from experts in the area of Bring Your Own Device a current, IT buzzword and issue starting to vex IT departments. As increasing numbers of smart, wireless and Wi-Fi devices hit the market, pressure from the workforce to BYOD is set to increase dramatically.

Breakfast will be served from 8am with the talks kicking off at 8:30.

BYOD Strategy - Mark Dennis, Evolve North

We live in a constantly connected world, smartphones and tablets are now key business tools. This fundamental change in our working practices delivers some significant information governance challenges - corporate data is now outside the enterprise and with the rise of BYOD initiatives data protection has become exponentially more complex. This session will identify and expand on those potential issues - some are technical but many are simply human behaviour and expectations.

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BYOD Policy - Phil Tompkins, Director, Dickinson Dees LLP

Data security is a key issue for all businesses, with the Information Commissioner able to issue fines of up to £500,000 for loss of personal data. BYOD presents a particular problem to data controllers in respect of data security. This session will look at the background law on data protection, will look at the specific issues raised by BYOD, will outline the penalties you could face for breaches of the Act and will look at some of the data security breaches which have resulted in fines. The session will outline some of the strategies you can employ to avoid breaching the Data Protection Act.

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