UK Supreme Court ruled sex offender registry violated privacy rights

On April 21, 2010, the UK Supreme Court ruled that the sex offender registry requirement violated the right to privacy. The case involved an appeal filed by two convicted sex offenders who challenged the notification requirement of Section 82 of the 2003 Sexual Offences Act, which mandated indefinite notification for any individual sentenced to 30 or more months in prison for a sex offense. The trial court had ruled that Section 82 of the Act was incompatible with privacy rights guaranteed by Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.


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