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Courts, privacy and data protection in Slovakia: a hesitant guardian?

Husovec, Martin (2017) Courts, privacy and data protection in Slovakia: a hesitant guardian? In: Brkan, Maja and Psychogiopoulou, Evangelia, (eds.) Courts, Privacy and Data Protection in the Digital Environment. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 180 - 196. ISBN 9781784718701

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Identification Number: 10.4337/9781784718718.00017


This chapter analyses the system of constitutional and statutory protection of a right to privacy and personal data in the Slovak republic. It starts by providing an overview of the domestic legal framework, its features and place in the international and regional context. Secondly, it explores the case law of the Slovak courts, in particular that of the Constitutional Court, in the area of criminal investigations, state surveillance, governmental transparency obligations and journalistic activities. Lastly, it concludes by studying the influence of the European sources of fundamental rights in the field of privacy and data protection on national jurisprudence and by providing an outlook of future domestic developments. Keywords: privacy, data protection, Slovakia, EU Charter, constitutional safeguards, state surveillance, transparency, criminal investigations, journalism.

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Additional Information: © 2017 The Editors and Contributors Severally
Divisions: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2020 09:12
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2021 00:36

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