Judgment concerning Spain

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11/01/24

In the case of Tena Arregui v. Spain the Court held that there had been no violation of the right to respect for private life and correspondence.

The case concerned the collecting and release of some of the applicant’s emails by the UPyD party (of which he had been a senior member) during an operation to monitor suspicions that other members had made backroom deals with the Ciudadanos party.

The Court found that there had been no failure to protect the applicant's right to respect for his correspondence, as, when discontinuing the criminal investigation, the Spanish courts had given ample reasons as to why the monitoring operation did not constitute an offence.

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