Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ontario court rules personal files on work computers private

The Ontario Court of Appeal has recognized a right to privacy in the personal information Canadians store on work-issued computers.

In a 3-0 ruling Tuesday, the court said a Sudbury high school teacher charged with having nude photos of a Grade 10 student on a laptop issued by the school board had a right to expect his personal files on the computer’s hard drive would remain private.

Read the case R. v. Cole 2011 ONCA 218

See the full article on the Toronto Star