This article first published in the IAPP’s Privacy Tracker.
Goodwin partner Karen Neuman and associate Federica De Santis discuss a recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights affirming the right of employers to monitor their employees’ online activities and electronic communications, subject to certain restrictions. The ruling is aligned with EU and member state law including the General Data Protection Regulation, as well as guidance on the topic issued by the Article 29 Working Party. Companies operating in countries that have agreed to be bound by the Council of Europe’s European Convention on Human Rights must comply with the decision and should review and update their employee monitoring policies and practices as warranted.
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