People want their government to protect them from the bad guys. To do that they need information. It's a sliding scale, you just need to figure out between yourselves how much information you want vs how risk averse you are.
Ah, but you're basing that on an assumption of a sliding scale between good and bad. The problem is that those who were originally the "good" guys are not entirely in this for the benefit of the people they are supposed to protect, because the consequences would be LESS security by default.