Re: Still debating the same points, again
Because the bad guys are absolutely going to wait for a judge to say that they can access the data.
It's not about having the correct procedures for law abiding citizens to adhere to, it's about collecting vast quantities of personal information with no reason to beyond "it could help".
If this amount of data is accessible to anyone, then it is potentially accessible to the bad guys as well.
On the other hand if the plod are only collecting data relevant to people who are under suspicion then the less huge vault of data becomes much less attractive.