European Court of Human Rights ruled to strengthen the employee’s privacy at work

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European Court of Human Rights (EC) has ruled recently that employers must inform in advance their employees if their electronic communication means are monitored without unjustly infringing their privacy. This comes after EC issued the judgment in the case of Bărbulescu vs. Romania, a man fired after monitoring his business Yahoo Messenger account which was used for private communication with his brother and fiancée. The EC judges found that there was a violation of the Right to respect for private life and correspondence because the employer didn’t inform him about possibility of monitoring his electronic communications.

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