Human Rights Act: Article 8

Article 8: Right to privacy

(1) Everyone has the right for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence.

(2) There shall be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of this right except such as is in accordance with the law and is necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security, public safety or the economic well-being of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.

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3 Responses to “Human Rights Act: Article 8”

  1. Case Law: Photography « Data – Where is it? Says:

    […] Two out of three judges agreed there had been a disproportionate interference in the human right to privacy by the police,  and so were ordered to destroy the photographs. The right to privacy in the UK is guaranteed by Article 8 of the Human Rights Act. […]

  2. Privacy: France and the Internet « Data – Where is it? Says:

    […] Privacy: France and the Internet Posted on May 22, 2009 by Rob France with its near socialist culture would be expected to have leanings towards liberty and freedom, particularly as because of its close relation with the ECHR, which upholds the Human Rights Act, which includes Article 8 and the right privacy. […]


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