IX. Privacy of communication and correspondence, Article III, Section 3

IX. Privacy of communication and correspondence, Article III, Section 3

A. Private and public communications
1. Privileged Communication
Cases:
– Waterous Drug Corp. v NLRC, GR 113271, 16 Oct 1997
– Zulueta v CA, 253, GR 107383, 20 Feb 1996

B. Intrusion; when allowed
1. RA 4200 (1965) – Anti-Wiretapping Law
Case: Salcedo-Ortanez v CA, GR 110662, 4 Aug 1994
2. RA 10173 (2012) – Data Privacy Act (Protecting personal information and communications systems in government and private sectors
Cases:
– Katz v US, 389 US 347 (1967)
– Pollo v Constantino-David, GR 181881, 18 Oct 2011
– Republic v Bolante, GR 186717; GR 190357, 17 Apr 2017

3. RA 10175, Cybercrime Law
Case: Disini v Secretary of Justice, GR 203335, 11 Feb 2014
C. Writ of habeas data
Cases:
– Vivares v St. Theresa’s College, GR 202666, 29 Sep 2014
– Lee v Ilagan, GR 203254, 8 Oct 2014
– Ople v Torres, GR 127685, 23 Jul 1998
– KMU v Director-General, NEDA, GR 167798, 19 Apr 2006
D. Exclusionary rule

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