Privacy rights in Namibia

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Privacy rights in Namibia are guaranteed by the constitution from 1990 with a revision in 2010.

Right to Privacy in Namibia


1. No persons shall be subject to interference with the privacy of their homes, correspondence or communications save as in accordance with law and as is necessary in a democratic society in the interests 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 or freedoms of others.

2. Searches of the person or the homes of individuals shall only be justified:

a.where these are authorised by a competent judicial officer; 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 Act of Parliament to preclude abuse are properly satisfied.