Jun 192010
 
 June 19, 2010  Court, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Canadian lawyer David T. Fraser has an interesting column on Slaw:

I was reading an interesting article in the Lawyer’s Weekly today on the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in R. v. Morelli, [2010] SCC 8. In his article, “Reforming Search & Seizure” (sadly, not available online), Professor Benjamin Goold makes the following comment that I tripped over while reading:

Although Justice Fish almost certainly went too far when he claimed that it is “difficult to imagine a search more intrusive, extensive or invasive of one’s privacy than the search and seizure of a personal computer,” the fact remains that such a search represents a serious infringement of an individual’s right to be secure against unreasonable search and seizure under s. 8 of the Charter.

I have to say I’m with Justice Fish on this one. He didn’t go too far in making that statement, and I’m glad to hear it.

Read more on Slaw.

Thanks to the reader who sent in this link.

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