Botswana Mine Workers Union (BMWU) has informed the management of Debswana Mining Company of their intention to take legal action against the company for violation of its employees\u2019 constitutional right to privacy and impairment of their dignity. \u201cThe Union also intends to assert its personality rights under section 5 of the Data Protection Act by invoking the protection of the Data and Information Protection Commissione. BMWU further intends to apply as a friend of the Court (amicus)\u00a0 in the Debswana vs Infotrac appeal case\u201d. This follows a recent case in which the Gaborone High Court Justice Abednico Tafa ruled in favour of the union against procurement of spying equipment from Infotrac Pty Ltd. Debswana has revealed its intentions to appeal the judgment. The Union argues that Debswana failed to disprove that it procured the equipment to pry on its employees and Union officials without their consent, in breach of collective agreements between the company and the Union. \u201cThe collective agreement concluded between the Union and Debswana, places an obligation on each party to respect another\u2019s right to privacy. This is to ensure harmonious industrial relations. It is clear that the spying of workers was not pursuant to a court order, therefore Debswana\u2019s conduct was wrongful. The company also failed to adduce evidence refuting Infotrac\u2019s allegations,\u201d says a press statement from the union.