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Almost everyone’s probably used their own personal Instant Messaging accounts while at work and assumed that those are private, but according to a new European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling today, that might not be the case. Today the ECHR ruled that a Romanian company’s surveillance of an employee’s personal Yahoo Messenger instant messages was legal because the employer had the right to “check the manner in which its employees complete their professional tasks.” Bogdan Mihai Bărbulescu, the employee who was a sales engineer at the time, claimed he had set up the account for professional use and that…

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