Landmark Case Establishes Employee Monitoring Guidelines
PRIVACY LAW—ISRAELDecember 5, 2011
Employee e-mail use policies usually grant employers wide-ranging powers to monitor and review employees' Internet usage and e-mail correspondence. According to a recent major decision by the Israeli National Labor Court, however, this situation is likely to change, and generic, sweeping or vague Internet-use policies of employers will no longer be allowed. This Privacy Advisor article explores the court's decision and the new guidelines for monitoring and examining the content of employee e-mail and online activity.