Secrecy of letters
in Germany the secrecy of letters becomes by that Article 10 of the Basic Law guarantees. Restrictions of the secrecy of letters are subject to a law reservation. Regulates exceptions article the 10-law.
A seizing of letters is in accordance with. § 94 StPO possible. Locked mails may not however in principle of the police or that Public prosecutor to be opened, but only of the judge (§ 100 exp. 3 S. 4 StPO). Further § 99 StPO permit also the seizure of mails, which are still in the possession of the post office enterprise.
An injury of the secrecy of letters is punished in accordance with. § 202 StGB. The secrecy of letters covers here each document, locked and/or. by a locked container against information is particularly secured.
the secrecy of letters forbids opening and withholding pieces of letter to unauthorized ones. It is regulated in § 118 the penal code.
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