Your Cellphone Records are Available to Anyone
I was simply floored when a co-worker sent me a link to a MacLeans web article explaining how they were able to acquire the cellphone listings of the Canadian Federal Privacy Commissioner. It appears that for a few bucks, you can get the phone listings for just about anyone who uses a cellphone - no matter what company they subscribe to.
Many may not think this is too horrible a thing. After all, who would really care what pizza place I ordered from or what tow truck company I had to get when my car broke down? But if I worked as an executive at a private firm who was working on say, an acquisition, this information could prove very valuable to my competitors.
This strikes right at the heart of the confidentiality issue. If I use a cellphone to make confidential calls, I cannot assume that my phone records will remain private.