Bărbulescu v Romania: Email Privacy in the Workplace

Posted in : LK Shields on Employment Law on 11 September 2017 Issues covered:

Jeanne Kelly and Jennifer O'Neill of LK Shields Solicitors discuss the recent decision of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Bărbulescu v Romania regarding the right to privacy in the workplace.

The case concerned an employers' right to monitor the contents of their employees' private electronic communications and includes some important insights on privacy in the workplace.


Mr Bărbulescu was employed by a private company as an engineer in charge of sales from August 2004 to August 2007.  He set up a Yahoo Messenger account on his work computer to respond to clients' enquiries, at his employer’s request and

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