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BYOD users worry employers can’t keep private data safe

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Workplace smartphone and tablet users worry a lot about their personal information remaining private from their employers – and only a relatively slim majority trusts their employer to keep that data safe, according to a Harris Poll survey released today, which was commissioned by MDM vendor MobileIron.

Just 61% of the more than 3,500 mobile workers surveyed – respondents came from the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Spain and Japan – said that they believed their employers could keep their personal information private. About half said that they would be uncomfortable with their employer seeing personal emails, contacts and text messages.

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