An anonymous reader shares a BetaNews article: A new study reveals that over half of office-based employees say their companies don’t have written policies on data retention or personal use of work devices, or if they do, they aren’t aware of them. The study conducted by Harris Poll for e-discovery company kCura reveals communication habits that could put organizations at risk of incurring increased data retention and discovery costs in today’s increasingly litigious business environment. “Complete bans on the personal use of work devices would be difficult — if not impossible — to implement, and could be harmful to employee morale. However, companies do need to implement reasonable policies to mitigate risk,” the report adds.
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