Barbulescu v Romania  IRLR 235 ECHR
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Human rights: No breach of employee's human rights when private use of business messaging account monitored
- 19 March 2016
In Barbulescu v Romania  IRLR 235 ECHR, the European Court of Human Rights held that an employer did not breach its employee's human rights when it monitored his private use of a business messaging account.
- 19 January 2016
In this Romanian case, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) accepted that the employee's right to a private life had been affected when his employer accessed his Yahoo messages. However, the ECHR went on to hold that the employer's actions were justified in the circumstances and not in breach of art. 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights.