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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Monitoring in the workplace: direction of travel

30 January 2023

Monitoring employees in the workplace is not new but the methods by which this is achieved, the workplace itself and relevant regulatory regimes are continually evolving.  The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published for consultation draft Guidance on Monitoring at Work. Coincidentally, in the same week the international press reported a Dutch case in which the courts awarded an employee in the region of €75,000 after being dismissed for refusing an instruction to keep his webcam on for the entire duration he was logged on to his work PC.

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