Social media: monitoring employee's work-related Yahoo account was justified
Bărbulescu v Romania  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.