I think you're right, but I think it's a similar situation across the globe - realistically spy agencies in Russia, China and so forth shouldn't be doing those things to innocent citizens either so I don't think it's entirely a Western problem.
Well, it's the same problem in Western nations and Russia, China, etc. Government gaining too much power and control. The only difference being that Russia, China, etc are just further down the same road. We here in Western nations can realistically only affect change in our own nations.
Because our nations are already heading down the total-surveillance road, we can only offer minimal support to those in Russia, China, etc attempting to change things in those nations. We in the West, in order to be able to offer real assistance to the people of those nations, must first get a handle on our own governments, as our governments are our people's main instrument in dealing in foreign affairs. The clock is ticking, as history shows us that once freedom is lost it is highly unlikely to be regained until multiple generations have passed, that is if it is regained at all, which is not assured and becomes less and less likely as time passes.