The road to bad policy is paved with good intentions. The privacy commission legislation defeated earlier this week by the House is an example of how election-year posturing often perverts good intentions.
Privacy is perhaps the issue that would benefit most from a clear explanation to consumers. The issue is vast, the opinions are diverse, the details, complex. Add to this an upcoming election, where factual truth often takes a back seat to rhetorical spin, and there is potential for real damage.