USA infringing the privacy rights of Canadians?

I believe that two stories I read recently have an important link. There is a story about the BC Privacy Commissioner finding that the USA Patriot Act threatens the private data of Canadians ( Reuters , CBC). There is also a story in The Oregonian about how the U.S. Department of Homeland Security considers economic issues, including PCT (Patent, copyright, trademark) infringement, to be important.

(Virginia) Kice also said Homeland Security officials routinely investigate such complaints and follow up if they determine they are valid.
"One of the things that our agency's responsible for doing is protecting the integrity of the economy and our nation's financial systems and obviously trademark infringement does have significant economic implications," she said.

Will the use of P2P file-sharing utilities be sufficient to violate the privacy rights of Canadians? In my case I violate the USA DMCA by watching DVD movies using an Open Source movie player.