The legal page in the Globe and Mail Report on Business section has picked up the story about the finding of the Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner that faulted two law firms for their handling of personal information in the course of a business acquisition (Background: The Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Alberta Privacy Commissioner faults two companies and their law firms for handling of employee information). The article is informative, but the real lesson is the fact that it was reported nationally, it names the law firms and this page is read by the colleagues, contemporaries and competitors of the lawyers in question. Privacy law is not just the domain of geeky privacy lawyers. Even corporate and securities lawyers need to know about it to keep their clients and their firms on the right side of the law and out of the news papers. See The Globe and Mail: Firms get wrists slapped over privacy breach.