| Commentary

(3) Privacy

| Commentary

(3)     Privacy

What has tended to develop instead has been ideas of at least an element of privacy for employees while at work. This has been primarily because it fits more neatly into ideas of basic human rights and in particular art 8 of the ECHR Q [1088.24] which protects respect for private and family life … and correspondence. One important facet of reliance on such an article is that it invariably involves a balance between the right protected and the rights and freedoms of others, here the employer. This is inherently difficult because of the general powers

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