Aug 182016
 August 18, 2016  Posted by  Court, Non-U.S.

Tim Cushing reports:

precedential decision [PDF] by Ontario’s Court of Appeals concerning the privacy of SMS messages sounds more worrying than it actually is. Here’s Vice Canada’s opening paragraph on the ruling:

The texts you think you’re sending in private can be used against you in court, according to a potentially precedent-setting new ruling from the Ontario Court of Appeal, which critics believe will have implications on privacy throughout the province.

The government’s comment on the decision makes it sound even worse.

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