Definition : Right to respect for the private life

Behavior that consists of not infringing on a person's sphere of privacy. The following acts, in particular, may be considered as invasions of the privacy of a person:

(1)   entering or taking anything in his dwelling;
(2)   intentionally intercepting or using his private communications;
(3)   appropriating or using his image or voice while he is in private premises;
(4)   keeping his private life under observation by any means;
(5)   using his name, image, likeness or voice for a purpose other than the legitimate information of the public;
(6)   using his correspondence, manuscripts or other personal documents.
Only natural persons may rely on an invasion of privacy within the meaning of articles 3 and 36 of the Civil Code of Quebec and 5 of the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.

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