Dont be fooled, the corporations and governments will craft legislation to give them all the power they want to collect all the data they want, think: national security.
What Privacy Acts really do, In countries like Canada, is protect the governments and protect the corporations.
its so simple
"sorry we cant release that information because it would violate the persons privacy"
Executives, Politicians, Middle Managers, Bureaucrats, they are all people too, they all have a right to privacy, right?
customer complaints, federal suits, "sorry, we cant release those, privacy"
This happens all the time to Canadian media.