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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

Is Your Employee-Monitoring Policy Up to the Job? UK Case Shows Importance of Having the Right Policy

The UK Employment Appeal Tribunal (the “EAT”), in the case of Atkinson v Community Gateway Association UKEAT/0457/12/BA, dismissed the employee’s claim that his right to privacy had been infringed, and confirmed, more generally, that an employer will be entitled to monitor its employees’ workplace emails and Internet use where a clear policy is in place. … Continue Reading

10 Recommended Steps to Reduce Cyber Risk

Many companies across a number of industry sectors have experienced some form of cyber attack – attacks which can destroy a company’s financial standing, reputation and potentially its competitive advantage, through the loss of commercially sensitive data. In response, and with the need to access and share information related to cyber attacks more widely amongst … Continue Reading

The European Court of Justice rules twice in one day on data protection issues: Emerging clarity and consistency is in everyone’s interests.

“You wait for ages for one and then two turn up at the same time!” The European Court of Justice issued two significant rulings this past November. The first addressed the manner in which Spain enacted the Data Protection Directive. In Asociación Nacional de Establecimientos Financieros de Crédito (ASNEF) v Administración del Estado (C-468/10) and … Continue Reading
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