A Right to Privacy



This activity gets students thinking about why privacy rights are protected. Learning tools include three real court decisions, discussion questions, a simulated negotiation session and a writing exercise. Students are called on to take a position on how privacy rights are defined in Canada.

Target Audience

High school students, especially Secondary Cycle II


Two 75-minute periods, plus an optional exercise

Suggested Courses

  • History and Citizenship Education
  • Ethics and Religious Culture
  • Contemporary World

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