I dunno, robbing banks isn't too big of a feat. I mean, you wouldn't really get too much from the tills, it gets moved offsite pretty regularly from what I've heard.
Personal privacy is still one of those things though. Like the thing about not stopping you recording police giving everyone a bit more comfort in being a little more protected from police operating outside of their legal bounds.
One of the things I don't like so much about all of this infringing upon privacy is that it still doesn't seem to provide a purpose in catching criminals. Like this documentary type thing about this guy. He got caught up in drugs, couldn't pay, armed robbery, you know the story. He then got arrested and broke out out the drug rehab centre. After that, despite being involved in a car crash followed by a police persuit including a [i[helicopter[/i], then a later hospitalisation following a gang beating him up for his car (and the event had a police investigation), it was only when his name and address showed up directly on insurance records showing him to have caused damage to someone else's car. That to me seems like the amount of information they have on you is largely redundant.
The video's here
, but it's a long one, and the general summary up there is enough to make my point.