Police Surveillance and Privacy Issues

In our previous blog posts titled “Privacy and the Common Elements: Are Police Surveillance Cameras Allowed on Condominium Property?” and “Are Condominium Residents Entitled to Privacy on the Common Elements?”, we addressed the concept (and limits) of privacy in condominiums and outlined some factors that condominium corporations may consider before authorizing the use of recording equipment on the property. Some of these key principles were reaffirmed in R. v. Yu, recently decided by the Ontario Court of Appeal. Continue reading “Police Surveillance and Privacy Issues”

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Privacy and the Common Elements: Are Police Surveillance Cameras Allowed on Condominium Property?

In the 2016 criminal law case, R v Brewster, the police had entered the common elements of various different condominiums – sometimes with permission from the board or management, and sometimes without permission. In three cases, the police had also installed surveillance cameras on the common elements, with permission either from the board or management. These steps were taken (at least initially) without any police warrant. Continue reading “Privacy and the Common Elements: Are Police Surveillance Cameras Allowed on Condominium Property?”

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