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Supreme Court Rules Teen’s ID To Be Kept Private

PRIVACY LAW

September 28, 2012

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a Nova Scotia teenager aiming to sue the individuals who bullied her on Facebook will be allowed to keep her identity private, CTV News reports. The court stated, “Recognition of the inherent vulnerability of children has consistent and deep roots in Canadian law and results in the protection of young people’s privacy rights based on age, not the sensitivity of the particular child.” Meanwhile, Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian has said that shaming people online is an effect of the proliferation of mobile devices and consequently, caution while in public should be exercised.
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