Re: It's not nesessary the evil
I had a friend injured by the IRA in a blast in London and he is a VERY staunch defender of human rights and is a active member of Amnesty and Privacy International.
I also was stood next to a car bomb in Birmingham just a minute or two before it (unsuccessfully) went off. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1636919.stm). Do I think that because of that I think every bit of information should be gathered up on everyone? No. As pointed out, this is for Terrorists and Peado's, oh and victims of cybercrime, oh and trolling, oh and those that illegally download music and films, oh what about TV license evaders, yes, oh and benefit cheats, hey, why not those that haven't paid a parking fine, and those that watch that beheading on YouTube....yes I know it may be a 13 year old kid but they MAY become radicalised (don't really care if it is a white catholic girl, doesn't matter, they MAY become radicalised).
Successive governments have a PROVEN track record of mission creep, give them an inch and they will take a mile.
I have nothing to hide, but doesn't mean I want every faceless civil servant knowing what I do.