Public Law Enforcement Authorities
A body sanctioned by local, regional or national government to enforce laws and apprehend those who break them. In Europe, public law enforcement authorities are governed by strict rules of criminal procedure designed to protect the fundamental human right to privacy enshrined in Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).
Reference(s) in IAPP Certification Textbooks: E227
Associated term(s): Law Enforcement Authority