Personal Devices and Messaging: Evolving Compliance Concerns and Best Practices

May 24 2023

With methods of professional communication constantly evolving, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently revised its Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs to address how prosecutors should evaluate the ways that companies are accounting for these developing risks. Corporate policies and procedures must keep pace with these changes as professional communication shifts to personal devices and messaging platforms.

White Collar + Government Investigations Partners Abbey Hazlett and Megan Rahman, eMerge Managing Partner Alison Grounds, and eMerge Managing Director of Technology Chris Haley discuss the realities of conducting business in 2023. They will look at how regulators respond to the increased use of alternative means of communicating in the business context and some of the key considerations for companies subject to their scrutiny. Their discussion includes an overview of the DOJ’s updated guidance and current regulatory landscape, perspectives on the compliance risks associated with electronic communication, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies, records retention, preservation and collection, and best practices for training and compliance programs.

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