Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Privacy legislation allows you to sue a company for breaching your right to privacy, but what do you do when a person looks into your private affairs? The tort of "intrusion upon seclusion" was recently discussed in a case before the Ontario Court of Appeal where a bank employee repeatedly accessed the plaintiff's bank records. The Court held that the tort exists in Canadian law and will provide a remedy for breaches of privacy by individuals even if there is no pecuniary loss. See: Jones v. Tsige.

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