His concern extended to being able to maintain access to information held on privately owned equipment, he said.
'If your personal device has corporate information on it how can I get access to that? I've got to go to court to get a search warrant to get access,' said Mr Major.
To date the organisation had only allowed a limited number of people to use their personal devices, and for a very small range of applications such as synchronising calendars. Access to work emails from personal devices was not allowed.
Mr Major added that Facebook access was also tightly controlled, with access only provided to agencies which need to use it for marketing - for example, for tourism marketing. But he stressed that he was not against the use of social networking per se - a home grown internal social network would work well for the ACT government he said.
By controlling the devices, and controlling social networks centrally there would be fewer security problems to deal with he maintained.