LONDON—Disclosures of state surveillance touching the far corners of our digital lives make for grim reading. But Julian Assange, whose WikiLeaks bombshells set in motion the new era of whistle-blowing on state surveillance, says there is a glimmer of hope for Canadians.

In an interview from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has claimed asylum for more than two years, Assange points to a Supreme Court ruling, and the subsequent actions of Canadian Internet service providers, as a step in the right direction in the battle for privacy.

Read the full interview at the Toronto Star.