there be squirrels
Having been invited to attend several standards development meetings of the committee for the Lawful Interception of telecommunications for my work in an oversight body, it was mildly amusing to be called to my local bank branch a couple of years later.
I attended the bank, and had a kilo of paperwork thrust at me, "purely routine" 'privacy regulations' "sign here, here & here to accept an anti-terrorism probe of all of your life, family, money & everything" - so I signed with a smile. (I have yet to find any other colleagues, out of the approx 46K in my work, who had to similarly undergo such a "routine" procedure)
Thank goodness for Italian privacy laws, as the rest of my 'spooky followers' & service-providers have not yet got around to mentioning that I am being followed/pinged/bulk-personal-datasetted etc, perhaps an oversight on their part?
[it continues, as I received 2 (instantly deleted) WhatsApp messages at 22:41 & 22:44 CET on Wednesday 17th April, and a quickly dropped call from the same +39.3347320513 - the weeks before WhatsApp was updated to protect against the “buffer overflow vulnerability in WhatsApp VOIP stack which allowed remote code execution via specially crafted series of SRTCP packets sent to a target phone number,” _ I have of course called the 'owner' of that number, and a startled young person in a rather echoey room answered, but could neither confirm nor deny that he knew anything about anything.]
there be $$$