Privacy rights in Slovenia

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Privacy rights in Slovenia are guaranteed by the constitution from 1991 with a revision in 2013.

Right to Privacy in Slovenia

ARTICLE 35 PROTECTION OF RIGHT TO PRIVACY AND PERSONALITY RIGHTS

The inviolability of the physical and mental integrity of every person, his privacy and personality rights shall be guaranteed.

ARTICLE 36 INVIOLABILITY OF DWELLINGS

Dwellings are inviolable.

No one may, without a court order, enter the dwelling or other premises of another person, nor may he search the same, against the will of the resident.

Any person whose dwelling or other premises are searched has the right to be present or to have a representative present.

Such a search may only be conducted in the presence of two witnesses.

Subject to conditions provided by law, an official may enter the dwelling or other premises of another person without a court order, and may in exceptional circumstances conduct a search in the absence of witnesses, where this is absolutely necessary for the direct apprehension of a person who has committed a criminal offence or to protect people or property.

ARTICLE 37 PROTECTION OF THE PRIVACY OF CORRESPONDENCE AND OTHER MEANS OF COMMUNICATION

The privacy of correspondence and other means of communication shall be guaranteed.

Only a law may prescribe that on the basis of a court order the protection of the privacy of correspondence and other means of communication and the inviolability of personal privacy be suspended for a set time where such is necessary for the institution or course of criminal proceedings or for reasons of national security.