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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 To take account of developments in technology the word "correspondence" has been replaced by "communications".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.
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    Court of Justice of the European Union
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    European Court of Justice (Grand Chamber)
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    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Advocate General
    Type:
    Opinion
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    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2011:626
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    Court of Justice of the European Union
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    European Court of Justice (Third Chamber)
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    Court of Justice of the European Union
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    Court (Grand Chamber)
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    Decision
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    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Court (Fourth Chamber)
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    Decision
    Policy area:
    Justice, freedom and security
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2011:583
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    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
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    Court (Second Chamber)
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    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
    Deciding body:
    Advocate General
    Type:
    Opinion
    Policy area:
    Justice, freedom and security
    ECLI (European case law identifier):
    ECLI:EU:C:2011:297
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    Court of Justice of the European Union
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    European Court of Justice
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    Court of Justice of the European Union
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    European Court of Justice
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    Deciding body type:
    Court of Justice of the European Union
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    Court (Second Chamber)
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    Decision
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    ECLI (European case law identifier):
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