Re: Court is right
With all due respect, you missed
By that logic if the contract says you have a CCTV camera installed in the toilet up your butt, you are obliged to accept that and have absolutely no entitlement to object.
I will repeat - Contract clauses DO NOT OVERRIDE LAW. If the LAW (and in this case the EUHR Convention as implemented in the law of all member states) says you have a right to privacy, this is is supreme to any contract clause. It would and should have been the same even if the company warned him.
Just to be clear - what the court has decided (and what El Reg has omitted from their coverage) is that the company is entitled to monitor on corporate resources. It however MUST respect article 8.
This is the decision, and it is quite clearly valid in both Eu and UK law and fair too.
So for example, based on monitoring, it may take an issue with how much time you are spending on your family affairs, but it cannot take an issue with the content and the fact that you may have to do so at work in some cases - as in this case.