Legal and Practical Considerations for Corporate Bring Your Own Device Programs

(766 Ratings)

Produced on: January 12, 2016

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 90 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

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 specialist currently focused on the regulation of emerging technologies and cross-border data protection law. As co-leader of BakerHostetler's EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) initiative, Melinda works with multinational clients to identify, evaluate and manage the myriad compliance obligations associated with corporate privacy and information security practices. Her broader practice includes advising on a wide variety of complex privacy and data management issues, including 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, managing information security incidents, 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.Advises 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.
  • 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 legal implications of various data collection and analytics technologies, including facial recognition software, geolocation tracking and web-based tools used for behavioral and other targeted marketing purposes.

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.


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.

Chris 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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