I definitely agree with you, there is no doubt that if you can send information individuals that they couldn't pull stuff the other direction.
That being said the issue is one federal law. After 9/11, the NSA could authorize Telecom companies to collect data from their customers. So while IMO it is invasion of privacy, any and all information used by you could be collected and stored by the Federal government.
I guess I'm going to have to get accustomed to having my tech goodies under not only my control but also under the control of my service providers. It still sucks though.