NCHR asserts right to privacy, calls to verify allegations of hacking

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AMMAN — The National Center for Human Rights (NCHR) has called for galvanizing international efforts to verify allegations of hacking of communication devices of people around the world, through systems and techniques. اضافة اعلان

The center said in a press statement on Sunday that international human rights accords guaranteed the right to privacy while at the national level, the right to privacy had received a constitutional protection under Article 18 of the Constitution. It said that the law has guaranteed this right and criminalized its abuse.

It said that Article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights asserted the right of everyone not to be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with their privacy, their family, home, correspondence, or any unlawful campaign against honor or reputation.

The NHCR added that the Human Rights Committee of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights has indicated that the protection of correspondence and communications is one of the components of the right to private life, and that any sort of monitoring must be supervised by an independent judiciary.

It is necessary to confront any violations, in order to guarantee such right, whether the violation was from state authorities or by persons, it added.

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