The Italian Data Protection Authority restricts the monitoring of employees’ internet access and e-mail use
June 16, 2017
Authored by: Fulvio Pastore-Alinante and Federica Dendena
The Italian Data Protection Authority (“IDPA”) issued its first decision interpreting the amended Section 4 of the “Workers’ Bill of Rights,” concerning the monitoring of employees’ internet access and e-mail use.
In particular, the employees of a University in Italy claimed their employer monitored their personal data, by recording their web-browsing file logs (specifically, the Media Access Control address, “MAC Address”, and the Internet Protocol address, “IP Address”) and other personal internet-access information, using hidden software operating “in the background”.