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Teacher Pornography Case Goes Back to Court

PRIVACY LAW

May 18, 2012

A case involving a teacher charged with possessing child pornography is now with the Supreme Court of Canada, reports CBC News. An Ontario Court of Justice decision on the case said the police had infringed on the teacher's "reasonable expectation of privacy." The Court of Appeal then ruled that images obtained from the teacher's personal e-mail account were not admissible because police had obtained them without a warrant, but photos on the computer were found during a routine maintenance procedure and were, therefore, admissible. Authorities said they believed they had the right to conduct the search because the computer was school board property.
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