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Breach of Privacy – Ontario’s Tort of Intrusion Upon Seclusion – Ottawa Injury Lawyer Discusses This Developing Injury Tort – Breach of Privacy

The tort of intrusion upon seclusion, being a tort claimed as a result of breach of privacy is a developing area of the law in Ontario. An example of how this tort works may be found in the case of McIntosh v. Legal Aid Ontario. The complainant commenced legal action against Legal Aid Ontario and his spouse for breach of privacy. T%he spouse obtained information that was confidential from the file held by Legal Aid Ontario and used it against her spouse in a legal proceeding and intimidated him with the knowledge. The complainant sued Legal Aid Ontario claiming his privacy rights had been violated and he won. Lao acknowledged there was a breach, issued an apology letter and paid compensation. The matter was settled out of court. …