Privacy rights in Germany

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Privacy rights in Germany are guaranteed by the constitution from 1949 with a revision in 2012.

Right to Privacy in Germany

ARTICLE 10

1. The privacy of correspondence, posts and telecommunications shall be inviolable.

ARTICLE 13

1. The home is inviolable.

ARTICLE 17

2. Laws regarding defence, including protection of the civilian population, may provide for restriction of the basic rights of freedom of movement (Article 11) and inviolability of the home (Article 13).