jecasc - 8:07 am on Feb 17, 2012 (gmt 0)
I personally have some trouble understanding that people would like the police to take action, if a burglar breaks into their house and steal their TV, jewelry, and other valuables. They then think that stealing is horrible and the thieves should be caught and PUNISHED, because it happens to be their property that got "lifted".
Now imagine those people whose houses are burgled would lobby government to introduce laws that everybody should wear a device that tracks their location and that parcel services should open and check the content of every parcel - just in case the burglar sells the goods this way.
I own a B&M store and there is always the problem of shoplifting which causes real and not "virtual" damage. Yet you do not see me running around making ridiculous demands that goverments should invade peoples privacy to minimize my losses.