Privacy rights in Saudi Arabia

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Privacy rights in Saudi Arabia are guaranteed by the constitution from 1992 with a revision in 2013.

Right to Privacy in Saudi Arabia

BASIC LAW PART 5 ARTICLE 37

Houses are inviolable. They shall not be entered without the permission of their owners, nor shall they be searched except in cases specified by the law.

BASIC LAW PART 5 ARTICLE 40

All forms of correspondence, whether conveyed by telegraph, post or any other means of communication shall be considered sacrosanct. They may not be confiscated, delayed or read, and telephones may not be tapped except as laid down in the law.