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.

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On January 13, 2011, a bill containing several amendments to the French Data Protection Act was preliminarily adopted by the French National Assembly. The bill would amend several key provisions of the French Data Protection Act, including revisions regarding the authority of the CNIL, and the role of Chairman of the CNIL.

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On October 5, 2010, the French National Assembly introduced a Resolution to support the International Standards on the Protection of Personal Data and Privacy adopted in Madrid on November 5, 2009, at the 31st International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners.

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An Appeals Court in France recently upheld the unlimited seizure of a company’s emails by agents of the French Competition Authority, creating a possible conflict between competition regulation and data protection law.

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