A REASONABLE EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY? YOU BE THE JUDGE!
Workshop presented at the Computers, Freedom & Privacy Conference
May 1, 2007
On the Identity Trail researchers Carlisle Adams
, Jane Bailey
, Jennifer Chandler
, Ian Kerr
, David Matheson
, and project manager Carole Lucock
presented a full day
workshop at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference
on May 1, 2007.
The workshop, titled “A Reasonable Expectation of Privacy? You be
, built on earlier work exploring the notion of a reasonable
expectation of privacy in the context of new technologies. Many
jurisdictions around the world have adopted a ‘reasonable expectation
of privacy’ standard in limiting legal entitlements to privacy. The On
the Identity Trail
workshop challenges this expectation-based
limitation through a unique, playful and interactive presentation of
two Supreme Court decisions: one from Canada and one from the United
Using FLIR (forward looking infrared) as a case study, this workshop
asks fundamental questions about the use of various new technologies to
augment the sensory perceptions of law enforcement personnel and
considers the impact of new technologies on the privacy that one can
reasonably expect in both public and private places.
On the Identity Trail
produced two short films exploring the
"reasonable expectations of privacy" for the workshop. The short films
were produced and directed by Max Binnie
, Katie Black
with contributions from Daniel Albahary, Ian Kerr
, and Jane Bailey
. They are available for download under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5
license after the jump.
The first film, "Tessling-Just the Facts", is a brief dramatization of
the facts that gave rise to R. v. Tessling 
, a criminal case
which addressed the concept of the "reasonable expectation of privacy"
with respect to forward-looking infrared (FLIR)
Download Tessling-Just the Facts (Save As...))
Format: .mov[Quicktime],Duration: 4min22sec, Size: 9.53MB.
The second film, "CFP-Interviews", is a documentary that provides the
viewer with a taste of various public interest perspectives on how to
conceive of "reasonable expectations of privacy". It features short
interviews with the following experts in the field of privacy, civil
rights and law, in order of appearance: