Covert Surveillance – Guidance from the European Court of Human Rights

Posted in : Labour & Superior Court Case Law Review Panel on 22 November 2019
Mary-Paula Guinness BL
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While it may be a controversial issue among staff members, workplace monitoring is a legitimate and legal method that employers can implement to protect their staff and business.  Permitted methods of surveillance include maintaining CCTV systems, monitoring internet browsing history, inspecting email traffic, listening in on telephone calls or conducting employee bag searches. 

If implemented correctly, effective systems which monitor employees' activity can help safeguard against harmful work practices and encourage higher levels of productivity within an organisation.  Employers, however, must be mindful that any such monitoring activity should be proportional to the

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