I think it’s more a case of ‘it looks good on paper’, but can be applied to reality in unpredictably absurd ways.
Ok, they want to protect people’s computer privacy. Fine, enact a law that says you have to have ‘X’ qualifications to do certain types of cybersluthing.. It later turns out that such things are done routinely by virus-checking software, or other legitimate purposes..
Sure they do.. you take it to dinner and a nice show, making sure that you get a few drinks into it.You then compliment it on its appearance, while gently caressing the case. after a while, you may progress to fiddling with its ports..