Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Phot: Getty Images

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.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to BenefitsPRO.com, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited BenefitsPRO.com content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical BenefitsPRO.com information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and BenefitsPRO.com events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com

Already have an account?

Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

More from this author

Dig Deeper



Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join BenefitsPRO.com now!

  • Unlimited access to BenefitsPRO.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on BenefitsPRO.com and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.