Category: Privacy

New decision of the ECHR on the employer’s right to monitor a worker’s personal file : a good IT charter is essential !

Several months ago, we informed you about the Barbulescu case, in which the ECHR ruled on the conditions in which an employer can monitor employees’ communications. On 22 February 2018, the ECHR examined the employer’s right to consult an employee’s personal files on a work ... Read More

Monitoring of an employee’s use of the Internet might violate his right to privacy if not properly done!

In its landmark decision of 5 September 2017 (Barbulescu v. Romania, 61496/08), the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found that, in the case at stake and notwithstanding their margin of appreciation, the national courts failed to strike a fair balance between the competing ... Read More

Ensure at all times that your data processor implements appropriate technical and organizational measures; otherwise, you might be fined!

On 18 July 2017, the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) imposed a fine of €40,000 on a rental car company for negligence. The latter did not sufficiently monitor the activities of its data processor. What happened? Personal data of tens thousands of members of its loyalty program (e.g. ... Read More