Corporate Counsel

Google Glass is now available to the public as part of Google’s open beta-testing program, and while this technology may not be for everyone, we suspect that at least some early adopters will want to use their new toys in the workplace. Like all good toys, they can be a lot of fun. But from an employer’s perspective, Glass and other wearable devices bring new data privacy and security risks. Some of these can be controlled, while others cannot be mitigated. Yet employees and employers alike may find business benefits in the use of Glass that will make an outright ban of wearable tech in the office difficult to enforce.

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