Article 29 of the Constitution provides that: “The confidentiality of correspondence shall be inviolable. The law determines the officials responsible for the violation of the confidentiality of the correspondence entrusted to the postal service.”

The Committee on Constitution and Institutional Renewal of the Belgian House of Representatives is examining a proposal to revise this article, with a view to adding the following sentence: “The confidentiality of private communications shall be inviolable, except in the cases and conditions laid down by law.”

This committee asked the BIPT for its opinion on this proposal. 

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