So the Stasi kept files that we today would consider a breach of privacy.
So the Stasi destroyed the files.
And now we're reconstructing documents that detail the minutiae of the private lives (including sexual proclivities) of countless citizens, many of whom are doubtless still alive?!?!?
So next time the government or any public agency deletes my records (as if they ever do), I get my secrets back -- for however long it takes for some future historian to decide to reconstruct the government files of the Third Way Reich in order to better document their crimes.
Ah, God bless privacy.