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Police can use infrared devices on homes

The police use of infrared devices as surveillance tools on homes is not a violation of a person’s right to privacy, Canada’s top court ruled on Friday.

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that police can use the devices, which give a clear image of thermal energy or heat radiation, without obtaining a warrant.

The court ruled that the device can be used because it doesn’t reveal any intimate details of a person’s lifestyle “or part of his core biographical data.” In April 1999, the RCMP used a plane equipped with an infrared camera to fly over the home of Walter Tessling.

Read the original article at: CBC News

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