Geist: Canada's Privacy Wake-Up Call

Michael Geist's weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, Freely available version) focuses on the recent incident in
which a reporter obtained the personal phone records of
Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart. He argues
that the incident demonstrates the urgent need for Canadian
privacy reform including providing the Commissioner with
order-making power, the unquestioned ability to name the
names of privacy violators, and the resources necessary to
meet her mandate.