Privacy rights in Slovakia

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Privacy rights in Slovakia are guaranteed by the constitution from 1992 with a revision in 2014.

Right to Privacy in Slovakia

PART TWO CHAPTER TWO ARTICLE 16

1. The right of every individual to integrity and privacy shall be guaranteed. This right may be limited only in cases specifically provided by law.

2. No person shall be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

PART TWO CHAPTER TWO ARTICLE 19

1. Every person shall have the right to maintain and protect his or her dignity, honor, reputation and good name.

2. Everyone shall have the right to be free from unjustified interference in his or her privacy and family life.

3. Anyone has the right to be protected against unwarranted collection, disclosure, and other misuse of personal information.

PART TWO CHAPTER TWO ARTICLE 21

1. The sanctity of the home shall be inviolable. Entrance without permission of the person residing therein is unlawful.

2. A search shall be justified only in circumstances connected with criminal proceedings and warranted by a written order issued by a judge. The methods of such a search shall be specified by law.

3. Other infringements upon the inviolability of the home shall be legally justified only in circumstances where, in a democratic society, it is necessary to protect life, health, property, civil rights and freedoms or to avert a serious threat to public order. In cases where the home is used for business and other enterprising activities, such infringement may be legally justified for the purposes of public administration.

PART TWO CHAPTER TWO ARTICLE 22

1. Secrecy of letters, other communications and written messages delivered by post and personal information shall be guaranteed.

2. No one shall violate the secrecy of letters, other communications and written messages kept private or delivered by post or otherwise, except in cases specified by law. This provision applies to communications delivered by telephone, telegraph and other similar means.