All Press Releases for January 14, 2017

What Good is Privacy in your Coffin?

Adriaan Bos presented his gripping novel 'Advocate of the truth' to Sophie in 't Veld, the senior Member of the European Parliament well known for her dedication to protect the privacy of the individual and of human rights in general.

    BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, January 14, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In her first blog of 2017 she writes: It has become boringly predictable: after each terrorist attack, in a knee-jerk reflex one minister after the other urgently and loudly demand more collection of personal data. (...) Anyone who dares to ask critical questions about necessity, proportionality, fundamental rights or indeed effectiveness of those schemes, is lambasted for hampering the fight against terrorism. Courts who actually apply the law, and limit the storage of data of innocent people, are called "out of touch with reality".

Advocate of the truth is a thrilling story set in today's society, marked by populism, growing intolerance, terrorism, the yearn for security, the falling away of structures, and failing (political) leadership. A society in which groundbreaking technological developments seem endless, but where the privacy of the individual is undermined with no remorse. On a more personal level, it is a deeply moving and inspiring story about friendship, love and the compassion Francis of Assisi stands for.

The fast-paced literary novel shows what the future may have in store for us and raises profound ethical questions. Do we allow fear, greed and status to overrule the natural bonds between people? Should the privacy of individuals be sacrificed to the illusion of safety? How do we prevent technology from casting a dark shadow over the future? And ultimately, is mankind nearing its expiration date?

Advocate of the truth (ISBN 978-9492371126, 362 pages) is available as paperback and eBook.

For further Information please contact Amsterdam Publishers:

Liesbeth Heenk, Willem de Zwijgerlaan 14, 2341 EJ Oegstgeest, The Netherlands, +1 31 6 518 58260,

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