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Social media: monitoring employee's work-related Yahoo account was justified

This report relates to 1 case(s)

Bărbulescu v Romania [2016] IRLR 235 ECHR

human rights | social media | Yahoo messages

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 were not in breach of art.8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.