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Appeals Court Rules on Internet Case

PRIVACY LAW

October 5, 2012

The Ontario Court of Appeal on Tuesday upheld the conviction of a man who claimed his privacy was violated when his Internet service provider released his name and address to police, The Ottawa Citizen reports. The man was later convicted of child pornography offences, the report states. The court said, “The appellant’s name and address was not the kind of information that would reveal intimate personal details or lifestyle choices.” According to the report, “The ruling is significant because it’s the first time the province’s top court has weighed in on whether a computer user has a reasonable expectation of privacy when accessing the Internet.”
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