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Social Media and Data Privacy in Norway

1. Can the employer restrict the employee’s use of Internet and social media during working hours?

The employer is free to restrict the employee’s use of Internet and social media, as long as the restriction is not against any agreements between the employee and the employer, or against any statutes of the company.

2. Employee’s use of social media to disparage the employer or divulge confidential information

The employee is free to use social media outside working hours as he or she pleases, and the employer cannot set any restrictions to this aspect. On the other hand, the employee is obligated not to reveal any confidential information that belongs to the company, and this includes use of social media to reveal this kind of information.

For more information on these articles or any other issues involving labour and employment matters in Norway, please contact Storeng, Beck & Due Lund (SBDL)
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