A good book for Christmas?

Christmas is the time for giving – and we have a few ideas.

We’re been asked time and again whether we have a few reading tips. And we do!

Books are classic Christmas gifts. Here are a few suggestions from the world of data protection and personality rights.

Focusing on entertainment – after all, it’s supposed to be fun!

A futuristic novel by Marc-Uwe Kling and a sequel to the first book “QualityLand”, which we have already recommended several times.

There’s a lot going on in QualityLand, the best of all possible countries. Peter Unemployed is finally allowed to work as a machine therapist and is now struggling with the relationship problems of household appliances. Kiki Unknown digs into her own past and gets caught in the cross-hairs of a peculiar killer. Martyn Board of Directors is desperately trying to level up in order to use the right to be forgotten.

ISBN: 978-3550201028    |   Link to the book

At the moment this book is only available in German – here is a link to Qualityland (the first book) in several languages (including English):
Link to the book

An extremely topical book by Ken Follett (not really a data protection topic, but still worth reading)

Ken Follett’s latest novel takes us deep into the entanglements of our globalized world and poses the question “What if…?”. Heroines and villains, false prophets and courageous fighters, love and hate meet. And all this in a world in which nuclear bombs exist.

ISBN: 978-1-5290-7698-1    |   Link to the book

An authentic espionage case by Ken Follett

Summer 1942: Rommel’s army is advancing on Cairo. The desert fox’s strategy seems unbeatable. His secret weapon: the master spy Wolff in Cairo. Wolff’s mission: to learn of the British’ plans and transmit them to Rommel in code. Daphne du Maurier’s world-famous novel “Rebecca” serves as his key.

ISBN: 978-1-5098-6233-7    |   Link to the book

A thriller by Karl Olsberg about the dangers of artificial intelligence.

Having failed as a psychologist, Daniel applies for a job at Mental Systems, a leading company in the development of artificial intelligence. Contrary to expectations, he gets the job – and is immediately fascinated by the virtual world he is immersed in. He is particularly impressed by Virtua, the latest development in artificial intelligence.

ISBN: 979-8392061822    |   Link to the book

Suspense through artificial intelligence by Matt Javis

Lou is a student, a creative free spirit and passionate about artificial intelligence. He lives in an old house near Los Angeles together with his friends. Shortly after Tarja, the new flatmate, moves in, the flatmates are brutally attacked. Who are the intruders after? And why does Tarja seem to be prepared?

This book is only available in German at the moment:

ISBN: 978-1709172786    |   Link to the book

A contemporary novel by Jennifer Egan where memories can be uploaded and shared.

New technology, “Own Your Unconscious” – which allows you access to every memory you’ve ever had, and to share your memories in exchange for access to the memories of others – has seduced multitudes. The book explores the consequences of such technology and what it means in the context of human interaction, loneliness, and also privacy.

ISBN: 978-1472150936    |   Link to the book

We also can’t resist reminding you once again of our all-time favorites – in case there are some of you who haven’t read them yet:

And as always: If you have any recommendations for exciting titles – keep them coming!

Summary: The Christmas season is a time of giving. And the time “between Christmas and New Years” is a great time to start a good book. We would be delighted if you found some inspiration here today!

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