Privacy rights in Gambia

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Privacy rights in Gambia are guaranteed by the constitution from 1996 with a revision in 2004.

Right to Privacy in Gambia


1. no person shall be subject to interference with the privacy of his or her home, correspondence or communications save as is in accordance with law and is necessary in a democratic society in the interest of national security, public safety or the economic well-being of the country, for the protection of health or morals, for the prevention of disorder or crime or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.

2. Searches of the person or the home of individuals shall only be justified-

a.where these are authorised by a competent judicial authority ; cases where delay in obtaining such judicial authority carries with it the danger of prejudicing the objects of the search or the public interest and such procedures as are prescribed by an Act of the national Assembly to preclude abuse are properly satisfied. Provision to secure protection