The Slovenian DPA confirmed that providing safety of property can be in a legitimate interest of the data controller, but but must be appropriate and necessary.
A remote employee of a U.S. business who was fired for refusing to leave his webcam on while he was working was awarded roughly 75,000 euros by a Dutch court.
The manager of the enterprise had changed the password and logged on to the complainant’s e-mail account every day for a period of six weeks after the employment had ended. Norwegian DPA found that the enterprise lacks a legal basis for accessing e-mail in this manner.
A French court ordered home furnishings giant Ikea to pay some 1.1 million euros ($1.3 million) in fines and damages over a campaign to spy on union representatives, employees and some unhappy customers in France.