There is good reason to say that Governments have little concern about the protection of personal data, as previously posted HERE.
In a similar critical mind, the House of Lords has proposed, as reported HERE, the criminalization of abuse or recklessness with respect to personal data.
The problem is considerable even at the level of mere carelessness as seen HERE.
An equally serious problem is abuse by State agencies and quangos; an example HERE.
As can be seen from the terms of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, to treat dog fouling or the like as a suitable cause to authorize surveillance is to act disproportionably to minor problems such as, well, dog fouling.
A zealot is never a reasonable person and seems capable even of shooting-oneself-in-the-foot behaviour, as seen HERE.