Posted in Employment Law, Privacy

Flagging the issues GDPR and how it affects US companies

Nice pdf and nifty pictures of the relevance of the EU GDPR to US companies.

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Posted in Employment Law, Privacy

Supreme Court rules on monitoring of employee WhatsApp conversations

In this case, various employees took part to a group conversation via Whatsapp where they coplained about ther employer’s salary policy and working conditions.

One of these employee shared the conversation with the employer, which, in turn, fired the complaining employee (alleging the trust tie was broken) and issued a warning for the notifier.

The court ruled that such conversation took place outside working time and did not affect their performance.
Therefore, there is an unjustified reason for employer to hold such chat which have also been illegally obtained, by breaching the applicable privacy law.

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