They loose sight of the dangers if they over do it. It is not inconceivable that these powers of invasion of personnel information could result in extremists taking power.
Information in 2018 does not only have commercial value it has value as a weapon.
Propaganda made Adolf "Man OF THE YEAR"
The argument that the law needs to be updated as time and technologies move on is quite reasonable.
The people demanding these new powers are the same ones who signed off on the prosecution of Witness K and his lawyer Bernard Collaery for exposing the vast misuse of espionage powers against our neighbours in Timor-Leste years ago. This is the same Timor-Leste we helped liberate.
They are the same people who provided a media organisation with the private details of blogger Andie Fox for exposing the extent of the robodebt mess.