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EMPLOYEE MONITORING: Do employees have the right to a private life at work?

28 September 2017  

Laura Daniels reviews a recent case on whether monitoring an employee’s personal communications breached his human rights

The European Court of Human Rights has decided in Barbulescu v Romania [2017] that monitoring an employee’s emails was a breach of his right to respect for his private life and correspondence.

Additional Info

  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Barbulescu v Romania [2017] ECHR 742

    Copland v UK [2007] ECHR 253

    Halford v UK [1997] ECHR 32

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