With employees demanding the ability to use their personal smart phones and tablets for business purposes and employers looking for new ways to reduce cost and increase productivity, the trend towards “dual-use devices” in the workplace will undoubtedly continue to pick up stream.
However, permitting employees to use their personal devices for work has wide-ranging implications for the organization that can be ignored only at the employer’s peril. Employers, for example, need to consider:
This webinar will provide practical recommendations for both areas so that your organization understands the risks of saying “yes” to requests from C-level executives or department chiefs to connect their smartphones or tablets to the corporate network.
Michael J. McGuire, Shareholder and Chief Information Security Officer at Littler Mendelson; Philip L. Gordon, Shareholder and Chair, Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group at Littler Mendelson
Michael J. McGuire is a Shareholder in the Minneapolis office and is also the firm’s Chief Information Security Officer. Michael is also a member of the firm's eDiscovery Practice Group, which was created to reinforce the firm's commitment to providing its clients with cutting-edge solutions in the rapidly-developing and challenging area of electronic discovery. He advises the firm's lawyers and their clients on electronic discovery issues, including the preservation, collection, review, and production of electronically stored information.Michael has represented companies in both state and federal courts and has served as trial counsel in jury trials. Michael is a frequent lecturer on technology, security, and eDiscovery issues, including:
Michael also was an adjunct professor of internet law at William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota.Prior to joining Littler Mendelson, Michael was the managing director of legal operations for the mortgage division of an integrated financial services company. During his years in house, he helped develop the company’s information security program and also built a cross-functional team to in-source nearly all of their eDiscovery processes. Before that, he was a partner in the litigation and corporate departments at a Minneapolis firm focusing his practice on the legal issues arising from the intersection of technology and law, including electronic discovery, privacy and Internet issues.
Philip L. Gordon has years of experience litigating privacy-based claims and counseling clients on all aspects of workplace privacy and information security. He has provided advice to businesses of all sizes on:
Philip also has substantial experience representing employers in disputes involving misappropriation of trade secrets, claims of unfair competition and charges of wrongful termination. In addition, he regularly counsels businesses on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act's Accessibility Guidelines and frequently defends businesses against claims of public accommodation discrimination.
The chair of Littler's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group, Philip writes extensively on workplace privacy issues and has given dozens of presentations on the topic. He is the principal author of Littler’s workplace privacy blog, located at www.workplaceprivacycounsel.com. He taught privacy and data protection law as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado School of Law in 2004 and 2005. Prior to joining Littler, he was an associate and partner at two other law firms. He served as a judicial clerk on the United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit.