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Friday Factoid: Who Controls the Passcodes for Work-Issued Smartphones?

A federal judge recently ruled two credit card company employees were not required to divulge the passcodes to smartphones that their employer issued to them. The judge held such passcodes were “personal in nature” and protected under the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In the case, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sought access to cell phone data of the employees, who were accused of insider trading. Source: Wall Street Journal; Court Opinion Jon Wachs websiteIf you have any questions regarding the content of this communication, please contact Jonathan R. Wachs: jwachs@offitkurman.com | 301.575.0302. If you would like to subscribe to receive Friday Factoids® in your inbox click here.