On 5 September 2017, the ECtHR ruled that the Romanian courts had failed to protect an employee's right to a private life when he was dismissed for using company resources for personal purposes without being informed in advance of the extent and nature of his employer's monitoring, nor of the possibility that the employer might have access to the actual contents of his message. It was found that the Romanian courts had not examined the scope of the monitoring and the degree of the intrusion into the employee's privacy nor whether the aim pursued by the employer could have been achieved by less intrusive methods. These points, amongst others, led the ECtHR to conclude that there had been a violation of Article 8 of the European Convention (right to respect for private and family life, the home and correspondence).