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Monitoring Staff

The concerns of employers over abuse of email and internet access can be a potential point of conflict with an employee’s personal rights under the Human Rights Act, and Data Protection entitlements.

However, the law does allow some monitoring of staff, subject to strict legal limitations.

This area of law is a minefield, and it is crucial that legal advice is sought before embarking on the process of monitoring staff.

It is recommended that you consider having policies in place in relation to the use of IT and communications systems.