It could place providers in the position of requiring warrants for all law enforcement requests.
Wouldn't that reduce the labor/financial burden on the telcos?
The telcos must be acting at the request of politicians, in exchange for good treatment by the politicians on behalf of the telcos on other unrelated matters.
You can bring any calculator you like to the midterm, as long as it doesn't dim the lights when you turn it on. -- Hepler, Systems Design 182