ECHR ruling means employers can access your Facebook, WhatsApp and Gmail accounts

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http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/6860020/Shock-ruling-means-bosses-can-snoop-through-your-private-messages.html

BOSSES can snoop on private emails and other messages sent by staff, judges ruled yesterday.

The EU-wide decision — blasted as a Big Brother-style clampdown by freedom groups — came after a man was fired for chatting to his fiancée and brother on Yahoo Messenger at work.

Bogdan Barbulescu, 36, a Romanian engineer, argued the firm breached his right to a private life.

Some of the messages he sent were highly personal, relating to sex problems and a “hostile” work environment.

After losing a domestic case he appealed to Strasbourg’s European Court of Human Rights.

Eight judges sided 7-1 with his firm, saying it was “not unreasonable” for an employer to want to make sure staff were carrying out their duties.

Yesterday’s ruling applies to Facebook, WhatsApp, Gmail and other messaging services.

However the judges said firms should not have “unfettered control” of workers’ internet use and called for a set of policies to be drawn up.

Renate Samson of Big Brother Watch said: “None of us should assume that what we do online at work is private. But no employee should fear being monitored.”

Philip Pepper, employment law specialist at Shakespeare Martineau, said firms should not see it as “a green light” to pry into personal matters.

Coffee shops providing wifi may have to store customers’ internet connection records under new snooping laws, Theresa May has said.

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well isnt that just great?

“The EU-wide decision — blasted as a Big Brother-style clampdown by freedom groups — came after a man was fired for chatting to his fiancée and brother on Yahoo Messenger at work.”

#PoliceState

“Yesterday’s ruling applies to Facebook, WhatsApp, Gmail and other messaging services.”

enjoy your social media guys!

401

~ by seeker401 on February 1, 2016.

5 Responses to “ECHR ruling means employers can access your Facebook, WhatsApp and Gmail accounts”

  1. There’s no such thing as private e-mail at work. It’s a silly notion to believe otherwise.

  2. Nothing you do on company computers is private. If you use my computer for anything, I have a right to know what you were using it for.
    Why did we need a “ruling” for this?

    It’s stupid to use company computers for anything but company business, anyway. With advent of laptops & tablets, just use your own computers and your own network.

    With all the datamining that Farcebook does, and the manipulations of your posts (they are “stealth banning” your posts now, did you know that? They ban the post if they don’t like it, but still allow YOU to see it, just not anyone else) and the limiting of the number of friends who actually see your post (didn’t know they did that either, did you?) it’s stupid to continue using their “service,” you & your pals should simply migrate to some other SM.

    Farcebook isn’t the only game in town, you know. And you could keep a Farcebook page for vanilla posts that don’t “offend” anyone, and let your employer have that, if he asks…but use a completely different service or board for your REAL opinions.

    By the way…/pol/ is always right.

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