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The Right to Privacy in Condominium Buildings

Bradley Chaplick
Publication date:
November 21, 2022
Article Summary: 

This article from the Fall 2022 issue of CCI Toronto Condovoice Magazine explores the right to privacy in Ontario condominiums, particularly concerning common area surveillance. The article highlights key legal cases, R. v. Yu and R. v. Jarvis, which set precedents for privacy rights in semi-public spaces like condominium common areas. It discusses factors that influence the expectation of privacy and offers practical tips for condominium Boards of Directors and managers to ensure compliance with privacy laws. Emphasizing the importance of a written privacy policy and proper signage, the article aims to help condominiums strike the right balance between security measures and residents' privacy rights.


Privacy Rights, Condominium Buildings, Ontario, Common Area Surveillance, R. v. Yu, R. v. Jarvis, Expectation of Privacy, Privacy Policy, Condominium Boards, Security Cameras, Legal Compliance, Personal Information, Privacy Officer, Surveillance Footage, Semi-Public Spaces, Condominium Act.

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Bradley Chaplick
The Right to Privacy in Condominium Buildings
November 21, 2022
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