I think we need to do it in a way that respects people's privacy rights.
If it is to be done, it needs to be done in a way that respect's people's civil rights.
Supporters of the NSA spying program have been rephrasing the concerns with it as a privacy rights issue. The concerns with it go deeper than that: fundamentally it is a violation of the constitutional and civil rights afforded by law. Reframing it a privacy issue is a dishonest way of downplaying the serious constitutional violations that the NSA is infringing upon.