High Court rules against data disclosure on personal phone

09/11/2021 | Pinsent Masons

The High Court in England refused an application for disclosure related to data held on an employees personal mobile phone. The courts ruling said that the Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation does not have control over personal mobile devices belonging to its employees and cannot enforce disclosure. “Determining whether a party to a dispute can or will need to preserve and disclose documents on employee personal devices is likely to be more straightforward if either, at one end of the spectrum, there is a clear and well-enforced prohibition on using personal devices for work purposes, with robust systems whereby all communications are saved to central servers; or, at the other extreme, if use of personal devices is permitted but with strong rights put in place for the business to access work-related data held on such devices.” 

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