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A Comment on R. v. Reeves: Investigative Issues with Shared Electronic Devices and Data


Digital privacy is the shared intellectual playground of the legal and technological cognoscenti. Although our legal traditions have been slow to adapt to our technological reality, they are adapting — and the imperatives of modern policing must adapt in tandem. That need is keenly felt in respect of the Supreme Court of Canada’s adaptation, in R. v. Reeves, of our traditional concepts of ownership and privacy to the arena of shared electronic devices and data.