Of course there is a difference between me and our current Defense Minister and former Minister of the Interior in Germany in the perception of the book. He seems to think that the true hero is Ampleforth - the intellectual at Minitrue, who understood the principles of newspeak all too well.
Dabei freilich kann man mal wieder lernen, welche Wirkung Begrifflichkeiten haben können. Beim Wort »Vorratsdatenspeicherung« wird bei vielen der Eindruck erweckt, der Staat wolle auf Vorrat alles speichern.
Here one can again learn about the effects of terms. The word "Vorratsdatenspeicherung(VDS)" leads to many people thinking that the state wants to save and store [your internet connection data, mobile phone connections].See it is just a failure to apply newspeak. If they had only chosen a different word the perception would have been all different.
He then goes on to explain that VDS is the wrong word since the state just forces private companies to store these data. Of course this is totally different from the above concept, since the state can then - possibly without a search warrant - get all the data it did not store. So he also explains the concept of doublethink. The end result is exactly the same. The state can check what you did, where u did it, and with whom you did it. To a person unable to use doublethink the entity that stores this information does not make a difference if in the end Government agencies can get the data through pressing a button. To de Maiziere it makes all the difference.
Luckily, in his new job he was more succesful in the application of newspeak: not being able to use drones to kill people was excellently described as "Fähigkeitslücke" "ability gap" IMO something not unlike the "doomsday or mineshaft gaps".
Of course there is nothing wrong with the state knowing everything about you. If you apply enough doublethink you just can't find any examples of a German state doing anything bad to its citizens ever.