It’s fairly central to the cyberpunk genre that there are a number of powerful mega-corporations governing the average citizen’s daily life, being resisted by only a very small number of people on the cutting edge of freedom and technology. We don’t have to look very hard to see that scenario developing in the world around us today.
Ubiquitous Japanese influence in semi-dystopian future literature has largely been fueled by real world American fears of the “unstoppable” Japanese behemoth of industry, and has manifested itself in many ways even outside of the cyberpunk genre.
You think consumers will be sufficiently concerned about their privacy that they’ll even take the time to check an “opt out” box, let alone fight it? Not a chance. Remember little Billy being trained to accept 24/7 surveillance? When the children of today grow up, they’re not going to care who has access to their personal data, because they’ll have had an entire lifetime of being taught that it’s normal for everyone to know everything about them.