12th January 2016 The European Court of Human Rights (Fourth
Section) heard the case of Barbulescu v Romania whereby a Romanian
national, Mr Barbulescu, alleged that his employer's decision to terminate his
contract had been based on a breach of his right to respect for his private
life and correspondence and that the domestic courts had failed to protect his
right; he relied on Article 8 of the Convention, which reads as follows:
"Everyone has the right to have respect his private and family life, his home and his correspondence...