Monitoring Employees E-mail And Internet Usage In Europe

Monitoring employees’ email and Internet usage is a duty for all employers, because of the potential risks associated to the misuse of the Internet, such as cyber-harassment, defamation, copyright infringement, etc. American organizations operating in Europe that want to introduce a global employees monitoring policy need to be aware of privacy rights specificities in the European Union.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How is employees monitoring regulated by the Data Protection Directive?
How is employees monitoring regulated by European Member States?
What does this imply for US organizations monitoring their European employees?

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