This is affecting huge numbers of people.
Every cell phone, TV set, computer, car, Siri, or Facebook site is actually a passive surveillance device.
You are purchasing devices that then spy on you.
Companies are collecting more and more information and eventually every inch of the planet will be under surveillance. For quite a while Elon Musk was launching thousands of satellites at a time with his rockets (actually its just the military standing behind Elon). They run the show, not Mr Musk.
Google and facebook who get military contracts from the state are doing the surveillance.
The job of watching the citizens has been contracted out to big business. Influencing and controlling the public is then possible.
Its a significant subject.