Could the person be charged criminally

Is it illegal for an individual to hide a camera in a home they do not reside at and live stream it via a mobile app then share it on social media without the knowledge or consent of the person who resides in the home


Asked 4 days ago in Floradale, Ontario
Categories: Human Rights  Criminal Law  Privacy Law

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Marc Z. Goldgrub

Answer by Marc Z. Goldgrub

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Yes. They would likely be charged with voyeurism, and also liable for the civil liability tort of "intrusion upon seclusion" or "public disclosure of private fact". 

See the following links for more info: 

https://mccagueborlack.com/emails/articles/privacy-jarvis.html

https://www.canadianlawyermag.com/news/features/intrusion-upon-seclusion-whats-justifiable/268550

https://www.mccarthy.ca/fr/node/16621

Posted 4 days ago


Marc Z. Goldgrub, J.D., LL.M. | Lawyer at Green Economy Law Professional Corporation
Licensed to Practice Law in Ontario and New York State
647-725-4308 | mg@greeneconomylaw.com

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