The Obama administration has infamously been pushing on new laws on data hacking and government accessible internet information. These notions tend to threaten people’s personal privacy as it gives the government access to data that one has access to.
Several events in the past year has lead to an increase inclination of the government to this notion of hacking into individual information for national security such as the Sony Company hack and the Home Depot data breach, some point out that these failures are due to unmaintained surveillance and security measures, one that could easily be addressed with the current proposals.
Of course one has to worry about privacy, but in order to have a functional national security, one must demand for a piece of both which is why some software have data encryption technology y, to prevent latent data release.
Source: IT Portal