Jan 022017

David Williamson reports:

A Welsh woman who won a landmark case which has helped protect the privacy of workers said that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has “definitely” been a force for good.

Reports that Theresa May plans to make pulling out of the ECHR a key policy in the next Westminster election have triggered warnings of a “constitutional crisis”.

Lynette Copland, who has recently retired from Carmarthenshire College, took her case to the ECHR with the help of human rights group Liberty after it emerged that a senior member of staff in the late 1990s had been monitoring her emails, telephone and internet use.

The court decided that her right to privacy set out in Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights had been breached.

Read more on Wales Online.

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