Convention rights and issues I need to consider

Article 8 Respect for private and family life, home and correspondence

  • Is the bugging or monitoring authorised by law?
  • Does it pursue a legitimate permitted aim, e.g. national security, prevention of crime?
  • Does it meet a "pressing social need"?
  • Is it proportionate to the aim and non-discriminatory?
  • Has the scope and duration of the interference been judicially authorised?
  • Does actual eavesdropping or monitoring comply with the authorised scope and duration?

Please note
References to article numbers are to the European Convention on Human Rights except where a Protocol is specified.
The issues listed are not exhaustive.