It seems to be just that nosey persons want to poke their noses into others` affairs and rummage about someone else's belongings with impunity. They fear lest some nervous person might shoot them at catching them red-handed, poking about their neighbour`s bedroom or something... Not that gun owners would be as nervous as that, but a nosey person simply cannot believe it.
And of course any government is even more nosey than the nosiest subject, therefore governments cannot but support and encourage the nosey ones.
As simple as that.
Happy New Year all!!!