Sure, if you’ve got nothing to hide then the chances are that, for the moment, you will not suffer directly from having someone spy into every corner of your life, but what about those people who protect us from, say, abuses of power by state officials? – or from powerful corporations who are hurting people in some way?
Investigative journalists and whistleblowers certainly do have something to hide – certainly while they are researching their complaints and trying to bring them to public attention.
There could be a zillion things that they would wish to hide.
Maybe they cheated on their girlfriend 20 years ago. Or maybe they occasionally visited Barely Legal Teens while they were supposed to be working.
Maybe they were hooked on cocaine a decade ago.
Do we really want powerful bodies to be able to sully and, hence, silence these people in advance? – people who can help us to root out corruption, dishonesty, cheating, and far, far worse?
Do we really want powerful bodies to be able to monitor their every move?
What about the leaders and followers of protest movements, or of certain points of view?
How long would it be before the powerful bodies scuppered the reputations of the leaders and/or scared them off by digging up some dirt – and then, perhaps, associating the followers with that dirt?
So who will protect us from the growing powers-that-be if we allow them to access everything?
Who will be able to protect us?
Because the powers-that-be would have enormous power – effectively, infinite power – with which to stop them.