Chapter 9, Canada - Electronic Evidence in Canada

Stephen Mason (ed.) Electronic Evidence (3rd ed) (LexisNexis, 2012)

44 Pages Posted: 14 Sep 2013

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Robert J. Currie

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law

Steve Coughlan

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law

Date Written: September 1, 2012

Abstract

This chapter discusses the issues surrounding electronic evidence in Canada. Topics discussed include the best evidence rule, electronic signatures, web-based evidence, and video-tape and security camera evidence. In addition rules around protection of privacy, discovery, and confidentiality are pursued. Finally the chapter also considers the many issues which arise around gathering electronic evidence in the criminal context, including wiretaps, general warrants, and searches of computers and cell phones.

Keywords: Canada, electronic evidence, discovery, evidence, electronic signatures, protection of privacy, confidentiality, wiretap, electronic surveillance, general warrant, computer, cell phone, search

Suggested Citation

Currie, Robert J. and Coughlan, Steve, Chapter 9, Canada - Electronic Evidence in Canada (September 1, 2012). Stephen Mason (ed.) Electronic Evidence (3rd ed) (LexisNexis, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2324273

Robert J. Currie (Contact Author)

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law ( email )

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Steve Coughlan

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law ( email )

6061 University Avenue
6061 University Ave
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H9
Canada

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