Monitoring of Employees’ Personal Communications at Work. Practice of the ECtHR

Stefan Stanev


Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to advance a conceptual, analytical framework to help explain employment regulation as a dynamic process and the link between the privacy of workers and the ECtHR practice.

Design/methodology/approach: the concept of privacy, article 8 ECHR and workers’ privacy, video surveillance at the workplace

Findings – the interpretation of Article 8 leads to the protection of a number of labor and social right.

Research limitations/implications – The research proposes an analytical framework and invites future empirical investigation.

Originality/value: The paper explores the link between labor law and the European Convention on Human Rights

Paper type - Conceptual paper.


Keywords: Privacy, Labour law, the European Convention on Human Rights (ECtHR), Surveillance at the Workplace, Employment Relations.