Make sure your workplace email policy is on-message or you could end up in court

A recent case in the European Court of Human Rights recognises the employee’s right to privacy when using workplace electronic communications

24th September, 2017
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Jeanne Kelly

Employers beware: a recent ruling by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights recognises the employee’s right to privacy when using electronic communications in the workplace.

This ruling could have a serious ripple effect for all employers, who should check that their workplace policies regarding the use and monitoring of email and all forms of electronic communication (to include WhatsApp and other instant messaging applications) are legally effective.

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