On 14 January 2016, a German Employment District Court ruled that the employer is allowed to analyze the browsing history of a computer used by the employee at the workplace without asking for permission in case of misuse for private matters. The use of the computer for private issues was generally forbidden for the employees. It was only allowed in exceptional cases during the break. After receiving indications that the employee used the computer significantly to browse for private purposes, the employer secretly analyzed the browsing history of the employee. Under such extraordinary circumstances, it is possible to investigate the computer data of the employee in order to avoid or reveal misuse, if the employer has no other possibility to provide evidence.