This is not a good precedent.
OK, several reasons why this is not as scary as you might think:
So, people really shouldn’t be all that worried about this situation (as opposed to being worried about our current one) simply because it’s nothing new. We’re already f*cked.
They basically get the same ability as the NSA/GHCQ, but don’t need programs like PRISM to get to the data. [/cynicism]
The link gives 404 and I couldn’t find anything clear about this on the page, so I dug up an Archive link