AC Privacy Your castle isn't always a fortress

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Your castle isn't always a fortress Dec. 16, 2006. 01:00 AM BOB AARON It has often been said that a man's home is his castle, but is it really?  Just how much privacy is a citizen entitled to enjoy in his or her home, and what rights does the state  — or anyone else — have to interfere with the peace and security of the home?  The concept of the home as a castle dates back to 1604 in Britain. The British court, in what's known  as Semayne's case, established the principle "that the house of every one is to him as his castle and  fortress, as well for his defence against injury and violence, as for his repose. .."  In modern times, however, there are many occasions when an individual's privacy rights must give  way to the greater public interest.  These issues were at the core of a case involving condominium units on Skymark Dr. in Toronto. It  reached the Ontario Court of Appeal earlier this year.  Back in May 2004, the condominium corporation commissioned a study of possible mould  contamination in the heating and air conditioning fan coil units in each suite.  The expert's report confirmed that there was mould in the units and recommended three possible  alternatives for removing the contamination.  Acting on the report, the condominium board advised residents in the building that they were each  responsible for remediating their own fan coil units, and that they would have to comply with the  protocol set by the corporation's engineers.  Some months later, the corporation advised owners that it had approved an authorized contractor to 
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course COMM 1000345 taught by Professor Mccloud during the Fall '10 term at Mohawk College.

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