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Police Surveillance And Privacy Issues

James Davidson
Publication date:
December 9, 2019
Article Summary: 

The article discusses the recent decision made by the Ontario Court of Appeal in R. v. Yu and its implications on privacy in condominiums. It highlights that the condominium corporation, in permitting evidence-gathering by the police, must respect the residents’ reasonable expectations of privacy. The Court noted that some types of surveillance and evidence-gathering on a condominium property may go beyond the residents’ reasonable expectations of privacy. The article also explains the principles of privacy expectations in different areas of condominium properties, including the right to privacy in their units, the low privacy expectations in the common elements, and the restrictions on police surveillance. The article emphasizes that any permission provided to the police must be limited by reasonable expectations of privacy, and that police surveillance on a condominium property must be consistent with residents' reasonable privacy expectations.


privacy, condominiums, police surveillance, reasonable expectations of privacy.

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James Davidson
Police Surveillance And Privacy Issues
December 9, 2019
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