Sometime around two months ago I went to check my work e-mail on my Droid and saw the pictured to the right. Basically, to connect to the state’s Exchange server I suddenly needed to give them the right to remotely wipe my phone. As you can guess, I no longer use my phone to check my work e-mail. (Which does mean that the state now get’s less work out of one of it’s employees.)
I wasn’t going to blog about this but then I heard this story (embedded below) on NPR about this exact situation. Take a listen and let me know what you think. Should an employer have the right to wipe your personal device if you use it for work?