French court says firms can read SMS on company phones

Sunday 22 February 2015 | 14:13 CET | News
A French appeals court has ruled in a case opposing two stock broker firms that employers have a right to read SMS sent or received by staff on company-owned phones, reports 01net. The Court of Cassation ruled in 2013 that businesses were allowed to read e-mail in their employees' work mailboxes, even when they were not present, if the subject heading did not state that it is personal. Under the new ruling, employers need a legitimate motive to check SMS directly on handsets, through mobile device management software or on central servers where they are stored. The only ways for workers to

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Countries: France
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