Day-to-day management of electronically stored information (ESI) has become more complex in an era of widespread use of mobile devices by executives and staff. There are also more and more ramifications downstream in electronic discovery (e-discovery). It behooves most every organization to take proactive steps to avoid risks and costs not only day-in and day-out as well as once in reactive mode in e-discovery. A host of smartphone liability risks face employers, executive and staff. Among those are: employer vicarious liability, such as for harassment or invasion-of-privacy for employees’ activities; data breaches; monitoring over-reaching; overtime-pay lawsuits; and hazards caused by distracted employees who drive on the job or work in manufacturing plants.
Fenwick Technology and eDiscovery counsel Robert Brownstone will provide many practical tips for companies of all shapes and sizes, in part by using the highly publicized NFL “Deflategate” situation as a case study.
Some Key Liability Risks:
Internet of Things (IOT) and Internet of Bodies (IOB):