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Instrument of Government

Country:
Sweden

Chapter 1 - Basic Principles of the Form of Government: Article 2 (...) The public institutions shall promote the ideals of democracy as guidelines in all sectors of society and protect the private and family lives of the individual. (...) Chapter 2 - Fundamental Rights and Freedoms; Article 6 Everyone shall be protected in their relations with the public institutions against any physical violation also in cases other than cases under Articles 4 and 5. Everyone shall likewise be protected against body searches, house searches and other such invasions of privacy, against examination of mail or other confidential correspondence, and against eavesdropping and the recording of telephone conversations or other confidential communications. In addition to what is laid down in paragraph one, everyone shall be protected in their relations with the public institutions against significant invasions of their personal privacy, if these occur without their consent and involve the surveillance or systematic monitoring of the individual’s personal circumstances.