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Spain’s public broadcaster RTVE has sanctioned a new rule that would allow it to look at the emails of every employee.

prado del rey 09 february 2018This has drawn strong complaints from the Consejo de Informativos de TVE, the corporation’s TV news board, which sees the move as a bid to increase control and censorship that violates the workers’ privacy.

Specifically, the rule allows the corporation to install software to monitor emails and deploy regular inspections of the corporations computers and mobile devices.

“Professional secrecy is essential for guaranteeing freedom of speech and freedom of the press, protecting the confidentiality between sources and journalists,” said the news board.

According to RTVE, the move is only intended to increase cyber security. “The purpose is to protect the corporation from outside attacks that can threaten system security and RTVE’s information and data,” it said.

The corporation has also claimed that private data will be protected according to European regulations.