Molly Reynolds Discusses Privacy Violation in the Internet Age with Law Times

January 25, 2017

Senior Associate Molly Reynolds is featured in a Law Times article concerning a unique case that brings to the forefront an emerging aspect in privacy violation and the question of how and by what means the courts will deem appropriate to remedy violations of privacy concerning explicit and intimate content.

Recently, in the case of Jane Doe v. N.D. the Ontario Divisional Court overturned a ruling that “awarded $105,500 in damages…after a former boyfriend posted explicit images of [the plaintiff] online without [her] consent…” and decided instead to issue a publication ban. The case is one of a few in Canada in which someone has gone to court for such an issue. Law Times reached out to Molly Reynolds for comment. Below is an excerpt from the article:

For individuals who have had their privacy violated and want to initiate a civil proceeding, “there is definitely a cost-benefit analysis,” says Molly Reynolds, co-counsel for the young woman, known as Jane Doe.

At the same time, the Criminal Code amendment indicates a greater awareness of the damage caused by these types of privacy violations, she suggests.

“What Parliament did is part of the change in that societal conversation,” says Reynolds, a senior associate at Torys LLP in Toronto.

To read the full article, click here.


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