Think of the databases
Given the authoritarianism is no longer something that is frowned upon by the current elites, and that they like to use fear and security as an excuse to advance the agenda of total control, it's not a far fetched idea that in not so distant future only the government will be allowed to run databases.
This means your tech company will have to apply for a database, state its purpose, what kind of data it is going to hold in and what RDMS system will be required and so on. Then company will get the keys and will be able to store e.g. customer data in a "secure" database to "protect" citizens, but everything will be looked after by dedicated agency and government will be able to see what the population is up to.