On the side of strict protection of privacy are people like Sens. Lee and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, and Matt Drudge, and liberal figures like filmmaker Michael Moore and Glenn Greenwald, who has broken many of the stories relating to the leaks.
The other side those defending surveillance practices is President Barack Obama (he shifted his stance as president) John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Joe Klein, Jeffrey Toobin, Charles Krauthammer.
There is a difference between the Wikileaks leaks and the Obama / NSA leaks and that is that the Obama snooping involves ordinary people, not politically elite, or those with foreign Al Qaeda connections. The way the snooping was conducted under Bush, most of us felt pretty secure that our own communications were not being monitored by the government.
The bigger problem now, though, is that the Obama administration has already proven that nothing is below them, that they will stop at nothing and that the abuse of power is a regular method of operation. Obama uses his union minions to do the dirty work for him and does not leave his fingerprints on any of it, unless it involves an executive order. Most of the time, Obama only has to use a dog whistle to direct his union workers.