It's more that we have a situation in which the simple solutions don't work, and people are up in arms that reality is being inconvenient to them.
Let's take consent, to start somewhere. Consent is just one tool in the privacy toolbox. It's not a particularly good tool, too. In the overwhelming majority of everyday privacy contexts, we don't use consent because that would be absurd: is it okay that I listen while you're talking to me? Is it okay that I see you when you enter the room? Is it okay that, as your doctor, I analyse the symptoms you just described to me? The answer to problems caused by consent isn't more consent, automated consent, or consent that covers more processing. It's to get rid of consent in all cases in which it doesn't improve people's autonomy.
The only reason that consent is used as much as it is is because it seems simple (why think when you can just ask people!), there is a small but vocal group of privacy absolutists who think that there should be practically no data in the digit