Archive - September 5, 2017

European court: employers cannot reduce private life to zero

Although rare, victories in online privacy battles do occur.

Today, the European court of human rights judgment has reinforced the rights of employees to have a significant degree of privacy when sending and receiving workplace emails.

The surprise decision by the Strasbourg appeal court, overturning an earlier ruling, will force employers to give more explicit warnings to staff if they want to monitor internet use.

The case, which relates to a Romanian engineer who was fired in 2007 for exchanging messages on an office account about his sexual health with his fiancee, will set a legal precedent in Europe.

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Quick and easy online safety tips for students

Students worldwide, the exciting time for a new academic year when you hear the school bell ringing again is about to start.

However, we all know study is no longer limited to going to the library and taking notes. You access various type of technologies, both in school and at home, from reading a book on your Kindle to using all types of online communication tools with your peers and teachers as well.

What you need to know is that some of the cutting-edge technology used in classroom is most of the time not protected, in terms of your personal information. Simply because many apps used in education collect and use student data.

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