Ontario Appeals Court Finds Privacy Right In Common Law

Law360, Washington (January 19, 2012, 7:48 PM EST) -- The Court of Appeal for Ontario, Canada, ruled for the first time Wednesday that Ontario common law recognizes the right to sue on the grounds of an invasion of personal privacy.

The suit was filed by Bank of Montreal employee Sandra Jones against fellow bank employee Winnie Tsige, seeking damages for invasion of privacy and breach of fiduciary duty on the grounds that Jones' privacy interest in her confidential banking information was “irreversibly destroyed” after Tsige wrongfully accessed Jones' information without authorization over 100 times....
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