A nosy employee is not necessarily a hacker: where to draw the line?
The digitisation of our society challenges our natural curiosity – it has never been easier to access information. When personal data is involved, our self-control is put to the test. This also applies in the work environment. Generally, employees have access to all information (including sensitive information) on the internal network. Employees might be tempted to snoop around in personal files and look up information that is not for their eyes or is not necessary for their job. Is this punishable? A recent judgment of the Court of Cassation provides new insights.