399. Surveillance, policing and interception of communications.

Police searches and seizures will engage privacy rights1 whether they are conducted at home or on business or other premises2, as will searches of the person, whether or not there is a reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing3. The taking and retention, or publication, of photographs4 and the collection of cellular samples, fingerprints and DNA profiles during criminal investigations5 engages Article 8, and in determining whether the storage of personal information such as fingerprints and DNA interferes with private life, regard is to be had to the specific context in which the information at issue has been recorded and retained, the