August 4, 2014

Criminal decisions on privacy rights could affect civil cases

Monique Jilesen was quoted in the August 4, 2014 issue of Law Times on privacy interests of Internet subscribers.

"As interest in digital privacy issues grows, the Supreme Court's recent decision on the privacy interests of Internet subscribers could have implications for cases outside of criminal law, a Toronto lawyer says.

R. v. Spencer, which found there might be a legitimate privacy interest in online anonymity, will likely be a factor in civil matters, especially in cases dealing with cyber defamation, says Monique Jilesen, a partner at Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP..."