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Briefing

More transparency in employee monitoring

On 5 September, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)
published its ruling in Bărbulescu v Romania, setting out the conditions under which an
employer can monitor an employee’s electronic communications. This judgment
overruled a decision issued by the lower Chamber of the ECtHR on 12 January 2016,
which was deemed not to have adequately balanced the interests of the parties.

Please read our full briefing to find out the impact this decision might have on several European jurisdictions and how employers should react.