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Thanks for getting back to me. When did this incident happen and was this using your personal emails at work or using work emails? Also was there an email monitoring policy?
Thank you. There is of course nothing stopping you from directly asking if they monitored your emails and to provide any associated details about what they did, how they did and why they did it. The problem is that I believe they will just deny it and eave it at that. There is very little you can do to force them to admit it and provide any evidence about it. Even if they did monitor it, they can very easily say they did not, knowing you have no evidence that it ever happened. What you have is a one off event, which can easily be argued t be based on speculation or a coincidence, but which provides no concrete proof of it ever having been as a result of monitoring by the employer. So unless they volunteer that information, which I very much doubt they will, even if it had occurred, you are limited to relying on their response. You cannot force them to admit it. I suppose you can report them to the Information Commissioner's Office, which deals with data protection breached like this one, but they are rather unlikely to investigate this simply based on the information you have so far. Again, some more concrete evidence would be required, but you have nothing to lose by approaching them to report a potential breach.
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