The right to privacy, and the right to respect for one’s private and family life, is a human right, which is enshrined, for example, in the European Convention on Human Rights and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

TGEU engages with political and legal institutions to ensure that the human right to privacy is upheld for trans people and their families. This also includes protecting trans people’s right to choose whether or not they wish to be out as trans, in which situations, and to whom.

To this aim, TGEU is currently monitoring the development of new EU legislation that aims to protect the right to privacy in data processing and to prevent discrimination resulting from collecting and processing data related to individuals’ personal characteristics, such as their gender identity.

TGEU is also concerned with protecting trans people’s right to privacy while seeking, and after having obtained, legal recognition of their gender. For more information on this, see the section on TGEU’s work on legal gender recognition.