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Why you should always back up your smartphone before telling off your boss

23
Jan
2014

An unexpected side effect of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy many companies are adopting is that smart device owners who either quit their jobs or are fired are finding that their former companies are wasting no time in wiping every last piece of data from their devices. The Wall Street Journal reports that many users have been surprised to discover their devices wiped to factory settings after having been terminated with their previous employers, who didn’t even give them a proper warning that would have allowed them to save personal data. In many cases, companies have a BYOD policy that includes remote wiping as a solution to preserving company data. According to a July 2013 survey conducted by data protection firm

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