[NetBehaviour] Personal calls and Internet usage from work are (maybe) protected.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Wed Apr 11 12:11:20 CEST 2007
European Court of Human Rights: Personal calls and Internet usage from
work are (maybe) protected.
By Nate Anderson.
A Welsh university employee has successfully sued the UK government in
the European Court of Human Rights over surveillance that was conducted
while the woman was an employee at Carmarthenshire College. According to
the complaint, the woman's e-mail, phone, Internet, and fax usage were
all monitored by the Deputy Principal (DP) of the college, who appears
to have taken a sharp dislike to her. According to the complaint, the DP
believed that the woman was using college facilities for personal use
too often, and began collecting evidence about her activity. The woman
claimed that her human rights were being abused, and pointed
specifically to Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights
(PDF), which governs private and family life.
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