Privacy in home

I have neighbors watching my bedroom window and they are mad they can see me changing my clothes, even though I put curtains on my window. Does this count as a breaking the law when it comes to privacy in your home? Because I know I am not trying to expose myself to the public.

Asked 10 months ago in Mississauga, Ontario
Categories: Human Rights  Privacy Law

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Caryma Sa'd

Answer by Caryma Sa'd

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Yes, Voyeurism is a Criminal Offense. According to The Section 162(1) of the Crim Code.
  • 162 (1) Every one commits an offense who, surreptitiously, observes — including by mechanical or electronic means — or makes a visual recording of a person who is in circumstances that give rise to a reasonable expectation of privacy,
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  CARYMA SA'D Lawyer & Notary Public

Posted 10 months ago

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