An honorable and lawful gov’t who puts law above “ends justifying means” could be trusted with this metadata. I have the privilege of knowing honorable people. None of them are in elected office. A gov’t like ours, which has become an oligarchy led by the elites within the two parties, cannot be trusted, over time, to not abuse the pool of information contained within the data collected. I do not know if abuses have occurred, I suspect they have, but I strongly believe that abuses will occur in a more blatant and aggressive manner over the next few years. ^It is up to us, the electorate, to find people willing to serve not only the word of law, but the spirit in which these laws were conceived. Civil and respectful minds willing to talk, negotiate,and compromise for the betterment of all Americans, and through helping America, the world.Respectfully,C.