European Data Protection Digest

Court of Human Rights Rules on Secret Videotaping


November 27, 2013

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in a case stemming from an incident in Sweden involving surreptitious videotaping that countries without laws prohibiting secret videotaping or photography violate privacy laws, Courthouse News Service reports. “Regarding the protection of the physical and psychological integrity of an individual from other persons, the court has previously held that the authorities' positive obligations may include a duty to maintain and apply in practice an adequate legal framework affording protection against acts of violence by private individuals," the court wrote.
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