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Monitoring of Employees’ Communications: ECtHR Spells Out Positive Obligations to Protect Employees’ Privacy

Caroline Calomme


Bărbulescu v Romania, App no 61496/08, Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights, 5 September 2017.
National authorities must apply specific criteria when assessing the proportionality of monitoring measures by an employer and whether they are accompanied by adequate and sufficient safeguards against abuse.
Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights

Caroline Calomme is Product Manager for Connected Car Services at Be-Mobile. For correspondence: <>.
Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (European Convention on Human Rights, as amended) (ECHR).


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