06 Sep Employees Must Be Told if Their Comms Are Being Monitored, EU Court Says
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has recently made a landmark decision with regards to workplace privacy, saying that employers must first make their employees aware if they wish to implement communication monitoring.
The decision was made on a case where a Romanian employee, named Bogdan Bărbulescu, was terminated by his employer for using company resources for personal use.The company stated that Bărbulescu was using an instant messenger at work to communicate with his relatives.
Romanian courts had previously rejected Bărbulescu’s complaints. However, the grand chamber decided otherwise and ruled that the employer was in violation of the Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights.