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EU Case Confirms That Employers Do Not Have Carte Blanche For Workplace Monitoring

In early 2016, a European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) case (Barbulescu v. Romania) attracted much publicity because it appeared to give employers the green light to read employees’ private emails (read our original commentary here). The decision in the original case has now been overturned by the Grand Chamber of the ECHR. Background The … Continue Reading

What is public can still be ‘private’: European Court of Human Rights halts journalists from re-publishing Finnish citizens’ public tax information

In a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (“ECHR”) handed down in July 2015, the right to respect for individuals’ privacy balance trumped journalists’ right to freedom of expression. In the case of Satakunnan Markkinapörssi and Satamedia v. the Republic of Finland, it was decided that Finnish magazine, Veröporssi (“V”), could be prevented … Continue Reading
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