Date: August 04, 2017
“This week, B.C.’s acting privacy commissioner delivered a legal blow to a controversial Surrey vigilante group that lures, then shoots videos of people it claims are pedophiles, posting ambushes online in a bid to shame them.
In his ruling, Drew MacArthur ordered the Surrey Creep Catcher group to destroy those videos and any other personal information it had gathered.
MacArthur also took a swipe at the group’s claims that it protects public safety, saying its actions can’t be viewed as legitimate investigations or even journalism.
The ruling was called a “watershed” moment by an expert troubled by a rash of live-streamed stings — some of which turn abusive.
But it’s not clear the privacy ruling will curb so-called “creep catchers.
…Ryan LaForge remains defiant.
He faces assault charges and now a privacy ruling against him but has no plans to stop.”
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