Note from the Editor:
The upcoming IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium will feature insights from some of the nation's top privacy experts and officials. Among several topics, the breakout session Trendspotting: Privacy Litigation in 2013 will offer insight into current and evolving trends in Canadian privacy law.
As Canadian privacy professionals will know, 2012 saw a significant development in Canadian tort law with respect to privacy. While some lower courts have recognized an “invasion of privacy” tort or said there might be one, higher courts refused to countenance the existence of such a tort until the Ontario Court of Appeal did so in Jones v. Tsige.
In Jones, the court recognized the tort of...