Ryan Treleaven
Carol Chan

Mobile Device Management - Finding the Program That Fits

Balance the benefits with the legal obligations of employees using mobile devices for work

With more than 27 million users, Canada has the third highest level of smartphone penetration in the world. Not surprisingly, Canadians are using these devices in support of both their personal and work lives. More than 75 per cent of Canadian employers actively support the use of employee-purchased smartphones and tablets in the workplace — a practice known as Bring Your Own Device (“BYOD”). Unfortunately, the corollary to BYOD is that more corporate data is lost through employee-operated devices in Canada than virtually anywhere else on earth. This seminar seeks to answer a pressing question for employers: how to strike an appropriate balance between the benefits gained by allowing employees to make effective use of their mobile devices, while complying with the legal obligation to protect the private information these employees routinely access.

Topics covered include:

Mobile Device Management Models

  • Bring Your Own Device — “BYOD”
  • Here’s Your Own Device — “HYOD”
  • Choose Your Own Device — “CYOD”

What policies are used to support a Mobile Device Management Program?

  • Acceptable Use Policy
  • Social Media Policy
  • Privacy Policy
  • Lost or Stolen Device Policy
  • Data Classification Policy

Technological Solutions

PRESENTERS: Ryan Treleaven and Carol Chan, Sherrard Kuzz LLP

Ryan Treleaven is an employment lawyer with Sherrard Kuzz LLP in Toronto who represents employers on a wide range of employment and labour matters, at all levels of the Ontario Courts, as well as in private arbitrations and mediations. Ryan is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association (Labour & Employment, Civil Litigation, Constitutional, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, Workers’ Compensation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Young Lawyers), Advocates’ Society, and the Law Society of Upper Canada.