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Covert CCTV didn’t breach human rights laws Publication date: 20.11.2019
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The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has held that five workers’ privacy rights weren’t breached when their employer installed covert CCTV. Does this mean you can install hidden cameras anywhere in your workplace?
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Covert CCTV breaches human rights laws Publication date: 08.02.2018
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The European Court of Human Rights has ordered an employer to pay five employees €4,000 each, even though covert CCTV footage clearly showed them stealing stock. Where did the employer go wrong?
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E-mails, privacy and human rights Publication date: 20.09.2017
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The European Court of Human Rights has found that an employer infringed an employee’s human rights when it read personal e-mails on his work account. Does this mean e-mails shouldn’t be monitored?
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OK to fit monitoring sensors under desks? Publication date: 12.09.2017
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In August 2017 it was reported that Barclays had anonymously put devices that monitor heat and motion under employees’ desks. This sounds like an effective way to see what staff get up to but what’s the potential problem?
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Can you monitor mobile phones? Publication date: 12.02.2015
Article database » Staff handbooks » Mobile phones
Many employees use mobile phones for work-related purposes - either a personal device or one that is owned by their employer. What are your legal rights when it comes to monitoring these devices?
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New Code of Practice on CCTV Publication date: 20.11.2014
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New Code of Practice on CCTV.. Technology changes. Increasing numbers of employers are using CCTV and other types of camera surveillance, e.g. body-mounted cameras, where employees undertake dangerous tasks. If you’re one of them - or are thinking about doing this - familiarise yourself with the Information Commissioner’s Office’s new Code of...
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Tracking their every move Publication date: 25.02.2014
Article database » Data protection » Data protection
An electronics manufacturer has produced a high-tech ID badge that can track your employees’ every move. This may sound like a great way to find out what staff get up to but what’s the problem?
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Covert surveillance of suspicious employees Publication date: 21.10.2013
Article database » Misconduct » Misconduct
In a recent case, the employer suspected that an employee was fraudulently claiming pay. To put the matter beyond doubt, they put him under covert surveillance. What did the Employment Appeal Tribunal say about it?
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When can you covertly monitor telephone calls? Publication date: 11.06.2013
Article database » Data protection » Data protection
You’re concerned that some employees may not be handling customers’ telephone calls properly. To establish the facts, you’re thinking about secretly recording those conversations. Is this legal or a complete no-no?
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CCTV: how to carry out an impact assessment Publication date: 29.01.2013
Article database » Data protection » Data protection
You’re thinking of introducing CCTV cameras into your workplace for the first time. However, you’ve been told that before you can go down this route an “impact assessment” is required. How exactly is this done?
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