They can't.Originally Posted by dhewson777
Also, they won't.
This thread has gone off its rocker.
An iPad is a $500 device. This is nothing compared to the other costs that companies have. A single employee costs way, way more than this. The company has already told the employee that it is okay to use he device for personal stuff. I very much doubt they are going to turn around and get upset over how he uses that device.
Heck, my company has bought me $3000 worth of computers within the last six months. Sure, these computers belong to them. But the fact of the matter is that I will use these devices for their entire useful life. They are not even kept in inventory anymore. The company has no reason to ask for them back (though they can do this). No one cares a hoot for a couple of laptops. These devices are understood to be nothing more than tools for employee uses. I have about four other old laptop in my office collecting dust and forgotten about by any other human being.
I personally use them for whatever I wish. If they decided to collect them tomorrow (which won't happen), I still would not worry about that. I dont keep anything on a laptop that I need to sweat about someone else seeing, even if it is personal. Not that it is an issue I lose any sleep over.
OP: do you know how little time it takes to wipe an iPad? Less than one minute. Do you think your company will rip open your iPad to get the deleted data off the ssd to see what you've been up to on their $500 device? I seriously, seriously doubt this will ever happen. If you think it will, I suggest you ask them to keep their $500 device and you start looking or a new job, ASAP.
And it is not a good idea to take porn around on an iPad. But I'm sure you know this.