Ms Noémi Ziegler

Noémi Ziegler


Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media

Review of private WhatsApp messages on work mobile phone deemed unlawful
Switzerland | 19 July 2019

The Supreme Court of the Canton of Zurich recently clarified that employers must clearly regulate the private use of work communication devices, as well as any related control mechanisms. Further, data processing such as verifying WhatsApp chat messages – even if the information is stored on a work mobile phone – must be done in accordance with the more restrictive Article 328b of the Code of Obligations.