A couple of readers have asked to what extent US based social media cases will apply in Canada. We don’t yet have a large body of social media cases in Canada (other than run of the mill termination cases involving social media), so there tends to be a lot of discussion up here about US
As of today, individuals can now sue for the tort of privacy in Ontario. (Thanks to Professor Doorey for the heads up in a tweet and blog post this afternoon).
The new tort is based on the following statement:
One who intentionally intrudes, physically or otherwise, upon the seclusion of another or his or her…