Privacy is a key component of liberty.
From Tim Cook's remarks at the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners this morning:
[...] We see vividly--painfully--how technology can harm rather than help. Platforms and algorithms that promised to improve our lives can actually magnify our worst human tendencies. Rogue actors and even governments have taken advantage of user trust to deepen divisions, incite violence, and even undermine our shared sense of what is true and what is false.
This crisis is real. It is not imagined, or exaggerated, or "crazy." And ...