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European Court backs Ukrainian journalist’s right to phone data privacy from the state | Global Voices

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favour of a Ukrainian investigative journalist who has been fighting to protect her smartphone data from government officials and law enforcement.

Natalia Sedletska, an investigative journalist with RFE/RL Ukrainian Service and host of the investigative TV programme Schemes: Corruption in Detail, has been waging a three-year battle to safeguard her phone records from being seized by Ukrainian prosecutors, who are investigating a leak of state secrets that took place almost four years ago.

The ECHR concluded that Sedletska’s data should be protected from government access under Article 10 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

Read more here: European Court backs Ukrainian journalist’s right to phone data privacy from the state · Global Voices

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