After examining two unnamed companies, the Netherlands' Data Protection Authority ruled Tuesday that employers cannot gather employee data via wearables – even if employees are okay with it.
Implementing a BYOD policy is definitely a more complicated affair in Europe. The complexity of the privacy regulations in Europe no doubt discourages many firms from even attempting a BYOD program.
In response to the growing complexity of malware attacks, managed security service providers are playing a more active role in malware threat remediation for enterprises in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, notes market research firm Frost & Sullivan.
While mobile device penetration in Europe is high, European firms remain reluctant to allow BYOD. Surprising, employees are the ones holding back BYOD.
Forty-four percent of European companies don't allow employees to bring their own device and 29 percent allow only senior employees to use BYOD, finds the Oracle European BYOD Index. What's more, 20 percent of European businesses have no rules in place for BYOD.
By 2030, more than 40 percent of vehicles in Europe will use vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication technologies to improve traffic safety and efficiency, according to market research firm Frost & Sullivan.
Corporations with staff or entire offices in Europe may have trouble applying BYOD policies "made in America" to employees across the pond.
Windows Phone overtook iOS as the most popular smartphone operating system in Italy this summer, according to the latest stats from research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
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European and Canadian enterprises are allowing BYOD in increasing numbers, but more than half of IT professionals in those regions believe that the security risks outweigh the benefits.