" 'Voter-ID' big business in the U.S.
For party activists who want to mine data to help get their candidates elected, the U.S. is really the place to be, with more personal data on voters available. Their sources include voter registration, lists for rent, iPhone apps for political canvassing and Google's Political Campaign Toolkit for targeted online advertising campaigns. Jennifer Stoddart, the federal Privacy Commissioner, oversees the application of Canada's privacy laws but has no jurisdiction over the privacy practices of political parties. (Canadian Press)"