Kristian Ligsay Jensen

Half Danish half Filipino. Born and raised in Southeast Asia - mostly the Philippines. Has been living in Denmark since the age of 18.

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  1. cctapang says:

    “Article 20. The privacy of communication and correspondence shall be inviolable. However, upon lawful order of the court, or when public safety or order requires otherwise as prescribed by law, a correspondence may be withheld, and whatever message sent may be opened in the presence of the defendant.”

    Can we modify this to be more expansive? How about “The privacy of individuals shall be inviolable.”? It’s not just “communication and correspondence” we want to protect. We also need to protect individual data like medical records, and prevent government from installing cameras in our homes.

  2. Kristian Ligsay Jensen says:

    You’re right, Carlos. The text used in this article is adopted from the 1899 Malolos Constitution, which is of course long before other forms of electronic media. The original Malolos text included correspondences with the postal services and the telegraph. In an attempt to be more all-encompassing, I had settled for “communication and correspondence”, but forgot in the meantime that privacy today should also include cameras, electronic data, etc.. So unless there are any objections within the next couple of days, I will change this accordingly.

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