The woman, who local media reports claim has been identified as ValÃ©rie Gignac, is also alleged to be the owner of an active online hacking forum with 35,000 members worldwide.
The online forum has now been seized by the authorities.
This is one of the reasons why it can be a good idea to keep your computer out of the bedroom, or at least cover the webcam’s camera when not in use.
But what is unusual is for the person arrested in connection with a spree of webcam hacks to be female.
The new laws came in response to the Canada (AG) v Bedford ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada, which found to be unconstitutional the laws prohibiting brothels, public communication for the purpose of prostitution and living on the profits of prostitution.A trial or preliminary hearing can be scheduled for one hour, or for several days.If you are ordered to appear in court, you must attend at the date and time indicated on the papers given to you.While the act of exchanging sex for money has been legal for most of Canada's history, the prohibition of the activities surrounding the sex trade has made it difficult to practice prostitution without breaking any law. The first recorded laws dealing with prostitution were in Nova Scotia in 1759.Following Canadian Confederation in 1867, the laws were consolidated in the Criminal Code in 1892.It’s not at unusual these days to hear stories of innocent people’s webcams being hacked.Typically the perpetrators are guys, getting their kicks out of snooping and spying covertly without the knowledge of their victim, sometimes furtively stealing snapshots or blackmailing young women into performing sexual acts on camera.The Canadians alerted us." Lawton stated Canada learned of the site through media reports last week."We immediately got in touch with a number of our international counterparts, and are now working with them on this issue," she said.The term "sex work" is used interchangeably with "prostitution" in this article, in accordance with the World Health Organisation (WHO 2001; WHO 2005) and the United Nations (UN 2006; UNAIDS 2002).The Conservative majority Government of Canada, however, was committed to a prohibitionist position, as was laid out in its new legislation introduced in 2014.