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Appeal court says text to recipient not private

Thursday, October 20, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Jill Presser

The next time you send a text message to your spouse or best friend or colleague thinking that the communication is private, think again. It may not be. The Court of Appeal for Ontario has decided, in R. v. Marakah 2016 ONCA 542, that the sender of a text does not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the message in the hands of the recipient. This means that once our text messages (or any communications sent through media that create digital records of our words)...