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French Law Establishes the 'Right to Disconnect' From Work Email After 6

French Law Establishes the 'Right to Disconnect' From Work Email After 6
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By    |   Tuesday, 24 May 2016 07:24 PM

A new French law aiming to reform working conditions reportedly contains a provision that would ban company-related emails to workers after 6 p.m.

The New Yorker reports a chapter in the law, "The Adaptation of Work Rights to the Digital Era," essentially establishes "the right to disconnect." 

"The development of information and communication technologies, if badly managed or regulated, can have an impact on the health of workers," the provision states, the New Yorker reports.

"Among them, the burden of work and the informational overburden, the blurring of the borders between private life and professional life, are risks associated with the usage of digital technology."

"The right to disconnect is effectively the right to be forgotten between the hours of six and nine," the New Yorker reports.

The move covers about 1 million workers in the tech industry — including French employees of Google and Facebook, USA Today has reported. 

The magazine reports the provision mirrors moves at Volkswagen, which turns off its digital servers after hours, and Daimler, which lets employees automatically delete emails they get while on vacation.

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