Les systèmes d'information et la vie privée du salarié : analyse en droit européen, en droit suisse et en droit français

Abstract : As a result of information and communication technologies, ties of a legal, social economic and organisational nature between employee and employer have changed. Use of technology impacts several areas and dimensions of the working arrangement that are inextricably linked to the employee’s personal status. Using Article 8 EDHR as the leitmotiv and main source of analysis, this thesis reaffirms that employment law and human rights law are intertwined, and that Article 8 EDHR can be applied to relations between worker and employer. Using a comparative approach, the author analyses employees’ rights to privacy under European, French and Swiss law — highlighting their differences and shortcoming in relation to each other. Part one lays the foundation of employees’ rights to privacy with regard to family life, home life, correspondence and data protection. The delicate balance between the interests of the company in safeguarding its security and those of the worker in protecting his or her private life are analysed. Part two deals with the way in which privacy protection can be implemented, looking at the drafting of standards, types of regulation and the application made of the latter by national oversight bodies and by agents inside and outside the company. The research demonstrates that, on the basis of comparative analysis, improved protection of basic rights to employee privacy can legitimately be put in place through a company’s bylaws, preferably through discussions and negotiations with social partners. The goal is to shield employees’ privacy, not only in theory but most importantly in practice.
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Valerie Berset-Bircher. Les systèmes d'information et la vie privée du salarié : analyse en droit européen, en droit suisse et en droit français. Droit. Université de Strasbourg; Centre d'études juridiques européennes (Genève, Suisse), 2013. Français. ⟨NNT : 2013STRAA030⟩. ⟨tel-01080847⟩

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