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Privacy Doesn't Apply When You're Driving A Bus At The Time, Says Ont. Privacy Commish - The Canadian Archivist Blog


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Aug. 12th, 2011 08:45 am Privacy Doesn't Apply When You're Driving A Bus At The Time, Says Ont. Privacy Commish

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2011/08/11/ottawa-busdriver-privacy.html

I can't believe someone had to actually say it out loud, but apparently they did. If you drive a city bus and fill out paperwork while in the middle of traffic and someone films you and puts you on YouTube and your video goes viral....you didn't have any right to expect that to be private, and you can't protest about your privacy being invaded.

This probably has something to do with, oh, I don't know...the fact that you're sitting on a city bus at the time!

If you can't successfully sue Girls Gone Wild if you flash your tatas in a bar because a bar is a public space, your argument that your driving and writing (or playing Angry Birds, or napping, or whatever else that bus drivers all over North America have gotten caught doing while driving) should be private is going to fall flat.

The driver was in Gatineau, but Ontario's privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian just wanted to underline that if you're driving a bus and engaging in behaviour that endangers public safety there's no privacy attaching there.

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