Private messages at work can be read by European employers

Employers can read workers' private messages sent via chat software and webmail accounts during working hours, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in Barbulescu vs. Romania.

However, as this article (available only in Romanian) analyses this does not mean that there is no privacy at the working space and that the employer is able to monitor the employees without discretion.

Country: Romania

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Judicial

Tags: privacy at workspace, ECHR, court decision, Internet, privacy

Posted on Thursday 14 January 2016

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