Social media with comment function can be monitoring devices subject to co-determination

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In its ruling of May 4, 2023 (Case No. 5 P 16.21), the Federal Administrative Court decided that social media with a comment function can be a monitoring device subject to co-determination. Facts of the case The German Pension Insurance Association (DRV) operates its own pages and channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - in part also together with other pension insurance providers. These pages and channels primarily serve the [...]