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Legal and Practical Considerations for Corporate Bring Your Own Device Programs

(787 reviews)

Produced on January 12, 2016

$ 89 Discovery & E-Discovery, Science & Technology, and Privacy & Cybersecurity In Stock

Course Information

Time 90 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Employee use of mobile devices for both personal and professional purposes, commonly referred to as “Bring Your Own Device” or “BYOD,” presents myriad challenges for businesses of all sizes, and can be especially difficult for multinational organizations. Companies with BYOD programs must balance employee expectations of privacy against the need for enhanced data security, which may include the added wrinkle of managing devices and data for employees who live and work in multiple jurisdictions. In this presentation, Melinda McLellan and James Sherer, Counsel in the New York office of BakerHostetler, discuss this new frontier at the intersection of employee privacy and corporate security, including how to approach the development of policies and procedures to govern employee use of mobile devices and the relevant legal standards emerging in this rapidly-evolving space.


Learning Objectives:

I.     Identify and triage potential risks associated with employee use of mobile devices

II.    Understand the regulatory and litigation landscape for BYOD programs, including how recent developments in the regulation of cross-border data transfers may impact these programs

III.   Get practical advice on how to develop and implement a BYOD program tailored to your organization’s needs


Melinda L. McLellan


Melinda McLellan is a seasoned privacy and cybersecurity law advisor whose practice focuses on the regulation of emerging technologies, compliance with evolving U.S. state and federal privacy legislation, and cross-border data protection matters. As co-leader of the firm’s EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) initiative, Melinda works with multinational clients to identify, evaluate, and manage the myriad of compliance obligations associated with corporate privacy and information security practices. Her broader practice includes advising on a wide variety of privacy and data security issues, including the use of biometrics, securing the Internet of Things, implementation of blockchain technologies, cybersecurity threats to the financial services and energy sectors, autonomous vehicles, genetic privacy, artificial intelligence, Big Data, information security incident response, and negotiating complex tech transactions.

Select Experience:

  • Advises on compliance with international data transfer restrictions and data localization requirements, including through the implementation of cross-border transfer mechanisms such as the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, standard contractual clauses, intercompany agreements, and binding corporate rules.
  • Developed and implemented EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance programs for numerous U.S. and international organizations, including GDPR applicability analysis, data mapping, data transfer mechanisms, consent mechanisms, “right to be forgotten,” data security assessments, breach response programs, selection of Data Protection Officers, and employee training.
  • Advises companies on new requirements under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), including by developing broad-based compliance strategies to address other pending state and federal privacy legislation.
  • Counsels clients on regulatory compliance strategies and best practices for private-sector use of cloud computing solutions, biometric authentication, facial recognition technology, geolocation tracking systems, mobile applications, behavioral marketing tools, social media platforms, data analytics services, and other emerging technologies. 
  • Manages complex technology transactions on both the vendor side and the customer side, drafting and negotiating multiparty contracts and outsourcing agreements from the RFP through follow-up compliance assessments.
  • Counsels clients on the development and implementation of enterprise-wide privacy and information security programs, including by creating employee privacy training modules and drafting company codes of conduct, policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines related to the protection of personal data.

James Sherer


James Sherer is Counsel in the New York office of BakerHostetler. At BakerHostetler, James co-chairs the Information Governance practice team and serves as part of the E-Discovery and Management and Privacy and Data Protection groups.


His work focuses on litigation; discovery management processes; enterprise risk management; records and information governance; data privacy, security, and bank secrecy; technology integration issues; and related merger and acquisition diligence. Prior to joining BakerHostetler, James worked as in-house litigator with a Fortune 500 company and previously practiced litigation in New York.


James holds CIPP/US, CIPP/E, and CIPM credentials as well as an MBA in finance; is a member of The Sedona Conference® Working Groups One, Six, and Eleven; and writes and presents on e-discovery, information governance, privacy, investigation, and merger and acquisition issues.


Daniel O.

Great presenters. Great course.

cindy m.

The speakers were outstanding and had a strong command of their subject matter, providing many complex fact scenarios and learning opportunities for those listening. Thank you,

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Jamey B.

Great content and delivery.

Maja L.

This was one of the best courses I've watched so far. The content was great and the two presenters worked well together, and had good presentation skills.

Retha M.

Good program. Look forward to an update.

Leah G.

Very practical. Great presenters.

R. Christopher R.

Quite interesting

Roger P.

excellent discussion and professional presentation.

William T.

Quite good. Thanks.

Cheryl B.

They were excellent and worked well together.

Kylee G.

Good coverage on the topic.

Peggy H.

very good team presentation of content, kept it interesting!

Sara L.

This was a super unexpectedly interesting one.

tim r.

Presenters worked well together.

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Scott R.

Thought provoking discussion. Opened my eyes.


Extremely timely. We had this issue arise & persist in the last few months. Very well-considered points & learned explanations.

thomas m.

This was the most interesting CLE class I've ever taken.

Mariam C.

Enjoyed the relevance of the subject matter and the overall format.

Samantha E.

This was one of the better organized presentations I've seen. The instructors were well prepared and they interacted well.

Elizabeth Z.

Thank you.

John B.

Best course I have attended, fun and interactive.

Karin V.

Very interesting topic and I thought the presenters did a great job!

Marc S.

One of the better programs to watch and certainly the best I've seen on here using a multiple presenter approach.

Judd M.

easy to listen to

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