Supreme Court of Canada Finds Teacher Guilty of Voyeurism for Camera Pen Recordings

In the Fall 2018 Education Law Newsletter, BLG reported on the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in R. v. Jarvis. In that decision, a high school English teacher was acquitted of voyeurism for using a camera pen to surreptitiously film female students’ chests. On February 14, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously reversed the Ontario Court of Appeal decision and found the teacher guilty of voyeurism. The Supreme Court found that privacy is “not an all-or-nothing concept” and that students in schools are entitled to a reasonable expectation of privacy, free from covert, close-range recordings.

Read our bulletin on this SCC decision.

This content has been updated on April 16, 2019 at 0 h 12 min.