If your mobile device (e.g., iPad or Blackberry) is lost or stolen, then you have no control over who may gain access to:
- Viewing existing and new email messages
- All of your contacts
- Your calendar appointments
- Sending email as you
- and more…
This is pretty serious, especially for folks who are subject to regulations and compliance laws.
For example, if a Nurse, using an iPad to manage patient appointments or to communicate via email with remote doctors, were to lose that iPad and it were to be accessed by someone else, then that may become a HIPAA “breach” (an unauthorized disclosure of protected health information) and the Nurse’s organization may be subject to stiff monetary fines and bad publicity.
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