On February 19, the French Data Protection Authority ("CNIL") issued guidelines (source document in French) relating to the use of personal devices by employees ("Bring your Own Device" or "BYOD"). These guidelines discuss key principles for data protection compliance and seek to apply the same security and device management procedures that exist for company equipment to employee-owned devices when used for work purposes.

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