It is important that you put in place policies that explicitly prohibit employees from using company-issued phones for illegal activities or actions that may result in a civil lawsuit. This helps protect the company by providing hard evidence that the employee acted outside the employment area. In recent months, the focus has been on mobile privacy issues. The Federal Trade Commission released a privacy report in December that included recommendations for mobile marketers. In many companies, employees are mobile – they work at customers` homes, they go out into the field to pick up equipment or attract new customers, and they`re supposed to be on call at night and on weekends. If your company plans to provide cell phones to its employees or reimburse them for some or all of their personal cell phone costs, you should consider the cost of each option. It makes sense to assume that the company has more control over the phone if you buy it on behalf of the company, pay the monthly bills directly and spend them for the employee. You should consult your lawyer on how this decision affects legal issues that might arise when using the phone. After the courts concluded that SMS campaigns are subject to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which requires businesses to obtain their consent before sending text messages, marketers are struggling to do so, which is sufficient consent to be able to contact a consumer via mobile devices.
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For example, a brand that you want to register for marketing related to a supermarket tour can fall into categories related to food, alcohol, other beverages, supermarkets and retail stores, marketing, etc. You should be aware of the Mobile Phones (Reprogramming) Act, which prohibits the reprogramming of IMEI numbers in mobile phones, PMRs, pagers, radio amateurs and other portable communication devices. This bill was introduced to reduce the number of thefts of mobile phones and other portable devices. This has been further reinforced by the Violent Crimes Act, which makes it illegal to offer a phone or agree to reschedule it. An IMSI Catcher is a blind monitoring device that collects data from all mobile phones within a five-mile radius by presenting itself as a base station on the cellular network. The IMSI Catcher enters the network as the most powerful base station available and all mobile phones in this area connect to it. The receiver then does what he says; It is able to read text messages, emails and listen to phone calls from thousands of people.