I got the following email from my employer:
Passwords required on all mobile devices
In order to protect College data stored on portable devices, from Tuesday 20 November ICT will enable a feature which requires all mobile devices (Android, iOS phones and tablets) used to access College emails to be protected with either a PIN password or biometric recognition, such as fingerprint or face recognition. This applies to all portable devices, whether College or personally owned.
At a minimum, ICT will enforce the use of a PIN for access to the device. Devices that do not meet the minimum requirement will be prevented from accessing College email accounts until the device has been appropriately secured.
You can manage your security settings from the ‘settings’ menu of your device. Please get in touch with the Service Desk if you have problems doing this. If you do not wish to secure your device, then you may not be able to access your College email account from your
Is there a feature in Android that I don't know about that will enable them to change the settings on my phone?
EDIT The Plot Thickens
On my way to work this morning popped up on my phone screen when I tried to check my meetings for the day.
Now I am worried. I don't want to give my work admin access to my personal phone. What will they be able to do? Delete my emails? Reset the phone? Lock me out of the phone? Track my location?
I can see how this is fine on devices supplied by an employer but it normal for personal devices.