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 February 13, 2019  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Non-U.S., Surveillance, Youth & Schools

UPDATE of Feb. 14:  Hallelujah, common sense and privacy prevailed.  Michael Geist tweets:

Supreme Court of Canada overturns Court of Appeal in Jarvis with win for privacy – “students recorded by the accused were in circumstances that give rise to a reasonable expectation of privacy”  https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/17515/index.do

 


Original post:

Catharine Tunney reports:

The Supreme Court of Canada will rule tomorrow morning on the case of a high school teacher who was acquitted after he was caught filming female students’ chests with a camera pen — a decision that could have a profound impact on privacy rights in this country.

At issue is whether the female students — 27 youths aged 14 to 18 — had a reasonable expectation of privacy when they were being secretly recorded on school grounds.

Back in 2015, the original trial judge determined that London, Ont. teacher Ryan Jarvis had violated the students’ privacy by using a so-called spy pen to secretly record their chests and cleavage, calling his behaviour “morally repugnant and professionally objectionable.”

Read more on CBC.

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