International Employment Law Review - Germany: September 2014

September 11, 2014

Monitoring and/or Reading of Employees' Emails

Although there is no German law specifically prohibiting monitoring or reading of employee emails, the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) as well as the German Telecommunication Act (Telekommunikationsgesetz) impose restrictions and strict requirements on the monitoring or reading of emails within an employment relationship.

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