Acta Universitatis Danubius. Administratio, Vol 10, No 1 (2018)

Technical Surveillance in the European Union Judicial System. Aspects of Comparative Law

Andrei Bacauanu


The use of technical supervision as a probation process in the criminal trial is a topical issue, given that in recent years information and communication technologies have considerably increased the ability to collect, process and disseminate information.

Technological progress results in the secrecy of correspondence being increasingly difficult to keep, and the technical means of supervision will always be one step ahead of legislation.

Given the evolution of investigative methods in the criminal process, privacy protection has become a natural concern of the EU member states legislative authorities.

Interference with private life is a controversial subject questioning the renunciation at privacy, as the general interest of the society, represented by the repression of crimes with a high degree of social danger, prevails over the private one.


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