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EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

Article 7 - Respect for private and family life

Article 7 - Respect for private and family life

Everyone has the right to respect for his or her private and family life, home and communications.

  • Text:

    The rights guaranteed in Article 7 correspond to those guaranteed by Article 8 of the ECHR. To take account of developments in technology the word "correspondence" has been replaced by "communications".
    In accordance with Article 52(3), the meaning and scope of this right are the same as those of the corresponding article of the ECHR. Consequently, the limitations which may legitimately be imposed on this right are the same as those allowed by Article 8 of the ECHR:

    "1. Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence.
    2. There shall be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of this right except such as is in accordance with the law and is necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security, public safety or the economic well-being of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others."

    Source:
    Official Journal of the European Union C 303/17 - 14.12.2007
    Preamble - Explanations relating to the Charter of Fundamental Rights:
    These explanations were originally prepared under the authority of the Praesidium of the Convention which drafted the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. Although they do not as such have the status of law, they are a valuable tool of interpretation intended to clarify the provisions of the Charter.
  • Arkady Romanovich Rotenberg v. Council of the European Union
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    The General Court (Ninth Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    External trade
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:T:2016:689
  • Y v Finnish Immigration Service
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    National Court/Tribunal
    Deciding body:
    Supreme Administrative Court
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
  • Alfredo Rendón Marín v. Administración del Estado
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Court (Grand Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Justice, freedom and security
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2016:675
  • Secretary of State for the Home Department v. CS
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Court (Grand Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Justice, freedom and security
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2016:674
  • H.C. Chavez-Vilchez and Others v Raad van bestuur van de Sociale verzekeringsbank and Others.
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Advocate General
    Type:
    Opinion
    Policy area:
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2016:659
  • Ltd.”Europark Latvia” v Data State Inspectorate (Datu valsts inspekcija) and third party (anonymised)
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    National Court/Tribunal
    Deciding body:
    Department of Administrative Cases of Supreme Court
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
  • Tele2 Sverige v. Post och telestyrelsen and Secretary of State for the Home Department v Tom Watson and Others
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Advocate General
    Type:
    Opinion
    Policy area:
    Information society
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2016:572
  • Noémie Depesme and Others v. Ministre de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la recherché
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Advocate General
    Type:
    Opinion
    Policy area:
    Free movement and equality
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2016:430
  • Wolfferdorff v Standesamt der Stadt Karsruhe and Others
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Court (Second Chamber)
    Type:
    Decision
    Policy area:
    Justice, freedom and security
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2016:401
  • Patrick Breyer v. Bundesrepublik Deutschland
    Decision date:
    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Advocate General
    Type:
    Opinion
    Policy area:
    Information society
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2016:339

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