Invasion of Privacy: Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t!

Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses the invasion of privacy.

Acumen Law Corporation lawyer Kyla Lee gives her take on a made-in-Canada court case each week and discusses why these cases should have been heard by Canada’s highest court: the Supreme Court of Canada.


A pair of neighbours in Ontario had many disputes and all of these disputes eventually went to court. By the time the matter was heard in court, many of the disputes had been resolved out of court.

But, one question remained: The installation of security cameras on one of the neighbour’s property looked out over the other neighbour’s property to monitor any violations of the boundaries between them. Was this a violation of privacy?

The court didn’t think so.

This case raises a very important issue regarding the right to privacy in your own home. However, what this judgement says is that a neighbour can film anything that they can see from their house that goes on in your property.

Watch the video for more.

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