Case Law: Jones v Tsige, The Ontario Courts recognise a privacy tort – Hugh Tomlinson QC

11 02 2012

In a judgment handed down on 18 January 2012, the Court of Appeal in Ontario recognised, for the first time, that the common law of Ontario included a free-standing tort of intrusion on seclusion.  In Jones v. Tsige (2012 ONCA 32) the Court overturned the decision of the first instance judge striking out the claim on the basis that there was no tort of invasion of privacy in Ontario.  The Court of Appeal allowed the appeal and entered judgment for the plaintiff with damages of Can$10,000.  Read the rest of this entry »