CCTV Violates Employee Privacy, Says ECHR

CCTV Violates Employee Privacy, Says ECHR

The European Court of Human Rights’ (ECHR) recently made a landmark decision in a case that may cause employers to rethink surveillance and monitoring within the workplace.

In the case of Antović and Mirković v Montenegro, the applicants, claimed that the video surveillance equipment in the classrooms where they worked violated their right to respect of their private life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The Strasbourg court said in their decision that while the university is a public sphere, private life encompasses business and professional activities.

Source: CIPD

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