If you were to collect “metadata” from the hot girl down the street… They call it Stalking. If the Republicans were to collect “metadata” on the Democrats, They call it highly illegal, and a Crime. If Saddam Hussein or Kim Jong Un were to Collect “metadata” on their people, They call it a Dictatorship. If Russia Or China were to collect “metadata” on the United States Government, They call it Spying. If a Government employee were to release the US Government’s “metadata”, They call it Treason. If someone were to collect the President of the United States'”metadata”, They call it a breach of National Security.