Is it legal for someone to record my crotch area that is fully clothed (e.g. wearing pants and undergarment not visible) and/or my face in a public place in Canada where there is no "reasonable expectation of privacy" (e.g. under or over a table in a public library)?

What about my buttocks area when I am walking (also fully clothed) in a public place (e.g. on the streets)?

In my opinion, it is not ethical for him to do this to me but it seems legal since it is not technically upskirting nor downblousing and I have not seen videos online of it yet.


It's certainly unlawful if his actions constitute harassment if you find them threatening. Presumably you do or you wouldn't ask the question.

Notwithstanding, this is extremely creepy and inappropriate behavior and needs to stop.

I can't give you advice on how to handle it because it depends on your level of conflict tolerance and the support you have available.

  • Local statutes might also prohibit it under the term "Stalking."
    – feetwet
    Sep 11 '16 at 19:07

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