Monitoring of Employees in the Workplace – Meritas Guide

The monitoring of employees’ activities in the work place is a sensitive and often contentious issue. On the one hand, an employee has the right to privacy and the protection of their personal data, which is enshrined in various human rights, privacy and data protection laws and regulations. On the other hand, employers have a right to monitor their employees to protect their business from abuse, to prevent criminal activity and to ensure occupational safety.