What would happen if, tomorrow, 30 percent of your workforce walked off the job? That's the risk an employer takes when asking to review personal information stored on an employee-owned smartphone or tablet.

That's what the folks at MobileIron found out when they polled thousands of personal mobile device owners about their attitudes toward personal phone use at work. The rules seem to be pretty clear: Most of the 86 percent of workers who use their mobile devices for work (61 percent) basically trust their employer to keep personal information stored on their phone private. Still, 30 percent said they would quit a job where an  employer had access to the emails, texts, photos and other personal data stored on their  phone.

MobileIron's Trust Gap Survey was previously conducted in 2013, so there was prior data to compare to the latest news. Overall, employers are more trusted today than two years ago.

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