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Centrum för Rättvisa v Sweden: Bulk Interception of Communications by Intelligence Services in Sweden Does Not Violate the Right to Privacy

Plixavra Vogiatzoglou


Case of Centrum för Rättvisa v Sweden, Application no 35252/08, Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights of 19 June 2018 [The decision will become final in the circumstances set out in the Convention, it may be subject to editorial revision]
The system of bulk interception of communications of the Swedish Foreign Intelligence was found to provide adequate and sufficient guarantees against arbitrariness and the risk of abuse. Although areas for improvement were identified in the judgment, the Court finally held that there was no violation of the right to respect for private life and correspondence (extract of the official headnote).

Plixavra Vogiatzoglou, Legal Researcher in the KU Leuven Centre for IT and IP Law (CiTiP). For correspondence: <>.
European Convention on Human Rights, art 8.


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