Exactly what do States consider threats? Is it the threat of terrorism? Or espionage? Or serious organised crime? Or industrial espionage? Or general economic wellbeing? Or general lawfulness? Or general conformity with national and cultural values?
Or is it basically anything that a government department believes inhibits its ability to exert authority and provide ? — ie, anything or anyone who should be on a list, as so many people were in the days before the internet, because they threatened established power structures.
Because, if it is all of these ‘threats’ then we should be extremely concerned. Because the new surveillance is the supreme power to emasculate those who oppose the establishment and who use democracy to evolve a better society. A reversal of social and cultural progress is made possible.