I find it frustrating if one of the copies that was deleted was one belonging to the woman who made the 911 call for she had plenty of time and opportunity to send copies out before the police arrived to confiscate her phone
Most people don't think this sort of thing will actually happen to them and don't have a plan for getting stuff backed up quickly and easily.
On the other hand, if I just witnessed the cops beating someone to death outside my house, I probably would be backing things up as fast as possible and then leaving the area for a while.
I get the part about exceptions being bad. And it's extremely important. Super important.
The idea is if the government is allowed to keep things from us, and we aren't allowed to view their data, then there is literally no oversight (and don't give me 'Congress' as an answer..)
The point gets confused, but we need is transparency of the Government. Not transparency of our neighbors and selves. However, a conflict occurs when the government starts collecting lots of data on us.
Unfortunately, this is almost totally moot anyway. The government hides everything it does behind a shield of national security, and precious few seem to care. (That gives me an idea... all they have to do is declare gun registrations 'classified' and this particular problem goes away.)
(If you hadn't guessed, I am in agreement with those above saying they shouldn't be gathering info on citizens...)
If things weren't so friggin screwed up, the answer would be easy - trust the company, and if they do wrong then it's the government's job to pound on them.
Unfortunately, here in the real world, I don't know the best answer.
However, if we are talking proper encryption here, then it's not handing the keys over to anyone - it's letting me have the keys, Google providing a place to store things that even they can't access, and the govt can go sit in a corner and cry about it.
We aren't anywhere near the stage of being able to print a whole phone. Or even the different parts.
We aren't in Diamond Age yet.
At the moment, home 3d printers deal in plastics. And mainly ones that are good at melting, but not great in other ways.
It's also not exactly free to make stuff - just like the ink in your regular printer isn't free. Economies of scale would indicate that depending on complexity of the part, making your own 'pirated' copy could cost you more than buying an official item.
And say we do get to Diamond Age levels, where you have machines creating different molecules on the fly and assembling things from the molecular level (which is what you need to make working electronics in a "printer")
I have a hunch things would be so different in that future that this pirating discussion would be irrelevant.