Surveillance

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  • Does employee surveillance improve or impair performance?

    Date:
    8 November 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Employee surveillance is becoming ever more pervasive in the workplace. New technologies make it easier to monitor employee performance and behaviour. Ian MacRae and Toni-Ann Murphy look at some of the potential problems.

  • Monitoring work-related Yahoo account breached employee's human rights

    Date:
    6 September 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    In this Romanian case, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has held that monitoring the employee's private use of a business messaging account amounted to a breach of his right to private life and correspondence under art.8.

  • Cases on appeal

    Date:
    1 June 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    Cases on appeal provides news on key case law developments that are expected.

  • Human rights: No breach of employee's human rights when private use of business messaging account monitored

    Date:
    19 March 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Barbulescu v Romania [2016] 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.

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

    Date:
    19 January 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

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