Privacy rights in Venezuela

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Privacy rights in Venezuela are guaranteed by the constitution from 1999 with a revision in 2009.

Right to Privacy in Venezuela

TITLE III CHAPTER III ARTICLE 47

A person’s home and any private premise are inviolable. They may not be forcibly entered except by court order, to prevent the commission of a crime or carry out the decisions handed down by the courts in accordance with law, respecting human dignity in all cases.

Any health inspections carried out in accordance with law shall be performed only after notice from the officials ordering or carrying it out.

TITLE III CHAPTER III ARTICLE 48

The secrecy and inviolability of private communications in all forms are guaranteed. The same may not be interfered with except by order of a competent court, with observance of applicable provisions of law and preserving the secrecy of the private issues unrelated to the pertinent proceedings.

TITLE III CHAPTER III ARTICLE 60

Every person is entitled to protection of his or her honor, private life, intimacy, self-image, confidentiality and reputation.

The use of electronic information shall be restricted by law in order to guarantee the personal and family intimacy and honor of citizens and the full exercise of their rights.