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Can your boss look at your phone?

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OPINION: The recent criticism of Facebook for potential privacy breaches has reinforced our collective consciousness around the importance of privacy settings and using devices and social media in a way that protects personal privacy.

However, what many people do not consider is who owns the device they are using, and how this affects who has access to the information on it.

This is becoming an increasingly important issue in an employment context, where employees use work devices to send personal emails and texts or to engage with social media.

In this situation, employees often assume that their personal communications are private, but this is not necessarily the case.

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Many employers have policies that make it clear that any information stored on work devices or sent from work devices can be accessed by the employer.

This is perfectly legal where the employer has provided a work device for business purposes and to this extent the employee should be aware that any personal communications might be viewed by their employer if there is reason to........

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