A decision released by the Supreme Court of Canada last month raises the interesting question of how much privacy an individual may expect with respect to personal photographs taken inside his or her own home.
The story began in June 2001. Agnieska Wojtanowska (Agnes) lived with Douglas Weil in a house in the Regional Municipality of Halton.
On June 1, 2001 she delivered some photographs taken inside their residence to Black’s Photography, located at the Bramalea City Centre, to be developed.
The photographs showed marijuana plants growing in the house. They also included “personal” photographs.
Employees of Black’s turned copies of the developed photographs over to officers of the Peel Police Service before they gave the original photos to Wojtanowska. The Peel police then delivered the photographs to the Halton Regional Police Service.
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