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The Impact of the Internet and New Technologies on the Workplace

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Edited by: Roger Blanpain

ISBN13: 9789041118240
ISBN: 9041118241
Published: July 2002
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: £91.00



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The regulatory architecture available for cyberspace law still seems incapable of conceiving, much less resolving, the new issues of privacy raised by the use of the Internet in the workplace. This analysis of the thorny problems in this area of the law attempts to clarify the nature of the conflicts and disputes that arise and that are likely to continue to arise. It is a detailed comparative treatment of the subject, analysing the relevant law both at the international level and in six major national jurisdictions. The author first examines the international jurisdictional problems related to the Internet and new technologies. Starting from an economic analysis of the law of cyberspace, the author demonstrates that the problem of conflicting legal rules may be solved by adopting new laws, regulations and guidelines governing the Internet. The second part explores the ways in which the Internet and the introduction of new information technologies has dramatically affected the world of work and individual rights.;The author analyses the origins, limits and boundaries of these rights, and makes a comparative analysis of the relevant constitutions and statutes in both common law and civil law. Finally, an examination of the legal systems of the USA, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan, and of their responses to the new Internet-related issues, enable the author to propose effective ways to achieve a better balance between the employee's right to privacy and the responsibilities of the employer in the new electronic environment.

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Subjects:
Employment Law
Contents:
Note on the Author. Acknowledgements. Introduction.
1: An Economic Analysis of Cyberspace Law.
1.1. An Economic Analysis of Cyberspace Law.
1.2. The Impact of the Internet on the Workplace.
2: Electronic Monitoring and Surveillance in the Workplace.
2.1. The ILO and the Code of Practice on Protection of Workers' Personal Data.
2.2. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
2.3. The Council of Europe.
2.4. The European Union.
3: The National Scenario.
3.1. France.
3.2. Germany.
3.3. The United Kingdom.
3.4. Italy.
3.5. Japan.
3.6. USA. Epilogue. Selected Bibliography. Selected Legislation. Selected Web Sites.