In the case of Bărbulescu v Romania, a case in which an employee was fired for using his workplace instant messenger to send personal messages, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Human Rights has ruled that the Romanian domestic authorities’ failure to adequately protect Mr Bărbulescu (B) from the monitoring of his workplace communications by his employer was in violation of his right to respect for private and family life under Article 8 of the Convention.
It is exactly one year until the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in the UK, putting more responsibility in the hands of organisations that handle personal data. So what of the ransomware attack on NHS organisations earlier this month in the UK? What might the implications have been for the affected NHS organisations under GDPR?
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