Ron Paul, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's likely favored politician, was worried about electronic privacy and government computer surveillance long before it became cool, as see this from that fabled year 1984, when he was concerned with the issue in the context of draft registration. He calls it "a disgusting procedure," the government examining our activities via computer:
He still feels the same way, of course, as per this statement today from Campaign for Liberty in which Paul returned the likely hat-tip from Snowden:
“We should be thankful for individuals like Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald who see injustice being carried out by their own government and speak out, despite the risk. They have done a great service to the American people by exposing the truth about what our government is doing in secret.”
Paul was on CNN last week on this topic as well, and explained that he wished he could be surprised, and wished Americans would be more outraged, and mourns the obviously dead 4th Amendment:
My book Ron Paul's Revolution, about the many things Paul was presciently right about.