Tag Archives: Employee Monitoring

Article 29 Working Party Releases Opinion on Data Processing at Work

The Article 29 Working Party issued an Opinion on data processing at work, which complements the Working Party's previous guidance on the processing of personal data in the employment context and on the surveillance of electronic communications in the workplace. This blog entry provides highlights on the Opinion.… Continue Reading

Swiss DPA Issues Its 20th Annual Report

On June 28, 2013, the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner issued its annual report highlighting activities during the period from April 2012 to March 2013. This blog post provides an overview of information from the report that is relevant for international businesses with operations in Switzerland.… Continue Reading

Israeli National Labor Court Severely Restricts Employee Monitoring

Legal consultant Dr. Omer Tene reports that last week, the Israeli National Labor Court issued an opinion requiring employers to set forth clear policies with respect to employee use of computers and communications systems in the workplace. The Court distinguished between the monitoring of business email accounts, personal email accounts and "mixed" email accounts, and expressed reservations concerning the validity of employee consent in the monitoring context. … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Issues Quon Ruling

Breaking — The Supreme Court has issued its decision in City of Ontario, California v. Quon, ruling unanimously that the police department did not violate an officer’s Fourth Amendment rights when supervisors reviewed text messages transmitted using a work-issued pager.  In reaching this decision, the Court did not resolve whether the officer had a reasonable … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Sets Oral Argument in Quon v. Arch Wireless for April 19, 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court has set oral argument for April 19, 2010, to review the Ninth Circuit’s 2008 decision on employee privacy in Quon v. Arch Wireless Operating Co.  Although Quon concerns the scope of privacy rights afforded to public employees under the Fourth Amendment, the case also has forced private employers to renew their … Continue Reading

Supreme Court to Address Employee Privacy

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will review the Ninth Circuit’s 2008 decision on employee privacy in Quon v. Arch Wireless Operating Co.  In Quon, the Ninth Circuit considered whether the Ontario, California police department and the City of Ontario violated a police officer’s privacy rights by reviewing private text messages the officer … Continue Reading
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