The Swiss court confirms the secret of WhatsApp in case of dismissed employee

NEW DELHI: A company must pay a worker for the messages in which he criticized his boss, a Swiss court ruled, saying that the firm violated his right to privacy by illegally inspecting the conversations.

The High Court of Zurich confirmed a lower court ruling to decide on the company, whose name was not made public, improperly opened the chats and made copies of them during a series of commercial mobile phones of employees for defects and unauthorized software. The company must pay the fired worker more than 25,000 Swiss francs ($ 25,345). Specific chats were opened ... without obtaining consent, the court said. It should be noted that in a WhatsApp chat between two people ... missing elements that give the character of public communication.