Lopez Ribalda & Ors v Spain (Applications nos. 1874/13 and 8567/13)

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    (Applications nos. 1874/13 and 8567/13)
  • Legal Body
    European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Data Protection and GDPR
Issues covered: Data Protection; Covert Video Surveillance; Monitoring of Employees; Right to Privacy; Article 8 ECHR

This was a case before the ECtHR and the applicants were all workers in supermarket chain. After the employer noticed irregularities between stock levels and what was actually sold daily, surveillance cameras were installed to address suspected theft. The workers were told about the store’s visible cameras but not others which had been covertly located. After admitting their guilt several workers were dismissed with reliance on covert images. The workers alleged breach of Article 8 and data protection rights.

At first instance, the Spanish court upheld the dismissals and found the security measures to be justified, appropriate, necessary and proportionate. Further, it considered that no

Already a subscriber?

Click here to login and access the full article.

Don't miss out, register today!

Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Employment Law Update Service? We help hundreds of people like you understand how the latest changes in employment law impact on your business.

Help understand the ramifications of each important case from NI, GB and Europe

24/7 access to all the content in the Legal Island Vault for research case law and HR issues

Ensure your organisation’s policies and procedures are fully compliant with NI law

Receive free preliminary advice on workplace issues from the employment team at Worthingtons Solicitors

Already a subscriber, now or Register

This article is correct at 18/01/2018

The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.

John Taggart BL

The main content of this article was provided by John Taggart BL.

View all articles by John Taggart BL