Obama's recent justification of the federal government's spying on every American's private communications should come as no surprise to anyone. As Ann Coulter has said, unsealing private records is Obama's signature move.
In the 2004 Illinois Democrat primary for the U.S. Senate, Obama was behind in the polls. A month before the election, his campaign managed to unseal the records of his opponent's divorce. The ex-wife's allegations of abuse became the story, killed his opponent's momentum, and Obama won.
In the general election for the Senate, Obama's opponent Jack Ryan had also been divorced, and the custody records over the couple's one were also sealed. Although both Ryan and his ex wanted the records kept sealed, the Obama campaign managed to have them made public, and salacious allegations once again became the story. Ryan, who had been the favorite to win the election, dropped out of the race, and Obama beat the Republican replacement candidate.
So it's pretty clear that other people's private records are simply tools to be used by Obama and his Democrat cohorts. Meanwhile, it's nearly impossible to discover many details of Obama's private life. (What were his grades in college? What did he actually do as editor of the Harvard Law Review?)