Pitfalls of Using a Company Phone for Private Purposes

    View Authors November 2013
    For an employer, the easiest way to deal with an employee’s use of a company phone is to restrict him to business use only and not allow its use for private purposes. If the employer approves the use for private purposes, there can be tax implications as well as the increased risk that the employer may be able to access the employee’s private correspondence. Moreover, there is a risk that the device might be used by third persons including the employee’s family members.