Applicant name X.
Applicant type Natural person
Country Germany
Decision no. 6794/74
Date 10/12/1975
Institution Commission
Type Decision
Outcome Art. 8 Inadmissible
Reason Manifestly ill-founded (prevention of crime)
Type of privacy Private life
Keywords Document seized
Facts of the case Applicant was subject of a criminal investigation; documents were seized in that course.
Analysis The Commission rejects the applicant’s claims under Article 9 and 10, instead treating it as a matter of privacy.
It finds an interference with the applicant’s private life, even although the document (a draft of a book) the applicant complains about was returned shortly after it was seized.
It stresses that such can be deemed necessary in light of the prevention of crime.
Finally, it does not see why there would be a violation of Article 18 ECHR.
Documents Decision