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Europe rights court backs employee fired over private messages

STRASBOURG: Europe's top rights court ruled on Tuesday in favour of a Romanian man fired by his employer over private messages sent at work, overturning a previous decision with wide ramifications for privacy in the workplace. The apex body of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) backed 38-year-old Bogdan Mihai Barbulescu who said his privacy was violated when he was sacked in 2007 for sending private messages over the Yahoo messaging system. The decision on Tuesday by the 17 most senior judges at the…