It is also worth considering why our political and financial elite are so keen with data retention laws:
National Intelligence Council's Global Trends 2030 report, quotes:
"...major trends are the end of U.S. global dominance, the rising power of individuals against states, a rising middle class whose demands challenge governments, and a Gordian knot of water, food and energy shortages, according to the analysts."
"[enormous caches of data] will enable governments to ' figure out and predict what people are going to be doing' and 'get more control over society,'
We (collectively) pose a risk to the power of the 0.1% going forward, and bills like this are being pushed through in "democratic" nations worldwide to "get more control over society".