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Employer's monitoring of worker's private internet messages did not breach ECHR - Barbulescu v Romania (61496/08) [ECHR] 13.01.16 (Unreported)

Human rights - Employment - Monitoring by employer of an employee's internet use - Employee dismissed for using employer's internet for personal purposes during working hours in breach of internal regulations - Whether contravention of European Convention on Human Rights art.8. HELD that there had been no violation and that the monitoring and his resulting dismissal had been justified.

ECHR news release
Link to judgment
Work internet monitoring not against employee's human rights, court rules (Journal Online 14.01.15)
Category: Human Rights » Employment; Private and family life. Area(s) of law: Employment; Public Sector; Technology and Information.
Related Articles: Employers can read worker's emails (Source: Scotsman, Published: Thu, 14 Jan 2016)

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