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More than 225 Dentons lawyers recognised across 99 categories of The Legal 500 UK 2018
Dentons is pleased to announce that the Firm has been ranked in 99 categories in the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 UK, and a total of 226 Dentons lawyers have been recognised across their respective practice areas.
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In a rare move, a majority of the Grand Chamber (17 judges) of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has overturned the original decision of the Chamber (7 judges) in a Romanian case about privacy in the workplace.
A Romanian employee, Mr Barbulescu, was dismissed for sending messages on Yahoo messenger via his work computer. His employer had monitored his computer activity using surveillance software. The original decision found that the employer was entitled to do so.
The Grand Chamber, whose decision is final, has held that his right to privacy in the workplace had not been adequately protected. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, employers must make employees aware that their communications will be monitored. In this case Mr Barbulescu was aware that using work computers for personal purposes was prohibited but it was not clear that he had been informed that his messages would be monitored. In fact, all of his communications were recorded in real time, accessed and copies printed.
The Grand Chamber was critical of the Romanian courts' failure to assess whether there were legitimate reasons to justify monitoring Mr Barbulescu’s communications, particularly given the extent of monitoring that took place here. The Grand Chamber concluded that Romanian courts had not struck a fair balance between the interests of employers and those of employees and found there had been a breach of Article 8 (right to privacy) of the European Convention on Human Rights.
The underlying law in the UK is of course different to that in Romania and the ECHR has made it clear that the decision does not mean that employers cannot monitor employees’ communications at work, nor does it mean that it is not possible to dismiss an employee for breaching a prohibition on private use. However, the decision is a useful reminder of the need for very clear policies on use of your IT systems and any monitoring that may take place and the importance of drawing these to your employees' attention.