Feb 012016

UtotheRescue reports: The San Francisco Chronicle has coverage of an issue that has been circulating on faculty email networks at UC Berkeley for a few days.  The piece, “Cal professors fear UC bosses will snoop on them,” is behind a paywall. The first sentence reads, “UC Berkeley faculty members are buzzing over news that [Read More…]

Jan 162016
 January 16, 2016  Court, Non-U.S., Workplace No Responses »

Earlier this week, I noted a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that concerned workplace privacy. Apparently, the UK media’s coverage of that ruling has been variously dramatic or inaccurate. So much so, it seems, that Andrew Cutting, Council of Europe spokesperson/media officer issued a statement about media misrepresentation of the [Read More…]

Jan 132016
 January 13, 2016  Business, Court, Non-U.S., Workplace Comments Off on Private messages at work can be read by employers, says court

Kevin Rawlinson reports: The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said a firm that read a worker’s Yahoo Messenger chats sent while he was at work was within its rights. Judges said he breached the company’s rules and that his employer had a right to check he was completing his work. [Read More…]