The inviolability of the secrecy of communications is protected in Article 19 of the Constitution. However, our communication with Internet users is compromised when someone violates the passwords we have on social media or in our email.
Many laws concerning the secrecy of communications have been enacted in the Greek legal system, such as Act 3471/2006 on the protection of personal data and privacy in the field of electronic communications, Act 3431/2016 concerning, among others, Electronic Communications and Act 2225/1994 on the protection of freedom of response.
Article 370D standardizes the offense of violating the secrecy of communications through information systems, which, based on the amendments to the Law 4619/2019, provides the following:
The lifting of the secrecy of communications is only permitted for the detection of particularly serious crimes. These crimes are listed in Article 4 (1) of Act 2225/1994, as amended by Article 3 of Act 4411/2016.