The german minister of the Interior, Wolfgang Schäuble, ruined the presentation of the new book of the german responsible of data protection measures, Peter Schaar, according to an article in the Süddeutsche Zeitung.
Schaar wrote a book about the galloping loss of data protection, which Schäuble was supposed to introduce. Instead, Schäuble asked the highest instance for data protection in Germany weird questions, such as «Are you also against license plates for cars?»
If people caring about data protection as their profession also have to face oppressive measures in their private lifes, we have already attained a state of affairs which is not desirable. Even though one might argue that this action of Schäuble has probably risen the sales figures of the book significantly, making it even more interesting, it is just not acceptable that the private life of a man (or woman) is being invaded in such a way.
This type of oppression is untolerable and a really bad sign for the state of affairs in Germany.