Saturday, May 30, 2009

Quebec movie theatre ordered to pay $10K in damages for bag search

According to CTV News, a Quebec movie theatre is liable for $10,000 in damages when it searched a family's bags (ostensibly for video recording equipment) and exposed the eldest daugther's birth control pills to her unknowing parents. See: Cinema ordered to pay $10K in damages for search.

(Before extending this decision to the rest of Canada, remember that the private right of damages for privacy invasion is different in Quebec.)

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