20 Jul 2015 19:57 IST

Is your boss peeping into your phone?

Chances that they most probably are

A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider MobileIron indicates 41 per cent of workers are not comfortable with their employers seeing what personal apps they have on their phones. About 44 per cent do not think the content on their phones is anyone’s business other than their own, 48 per cent don’t want their companies to be able to access their texts and instant messages.

In fact, employees who use their mobile devices for work believe that it is up to their employers to safeguard their personal privacy on their devices, not invade it.

“CIOs must remember that every device is a mixed-use device and must protect employee privacy as fiercely as corporate security," said Ojas Rege, Vice President of Strategy at MobileIron.

Surprisingly, what employers can see is not that alarming. It includes carrier and country, phone, model, OS version, device identifiers (e.g. IMEI), phone number, complete list of apps installed, location of device (usually an opt-in for the end user), battery level, storage capacity and use, corporate email and attachments, and corporate contacts.

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