Big Brother Awards International
watching the watchmen worldwide
Government agencies and private companies are increasingly violating the
privacy of people everywhere. Enormous amounts of personal data are being
collected, stored and processed - often illegally - in the pursuit
of more efficient marketing, greater social control, and more powerful
mechanisms for monitoring of the citizen.
Fighting crime by committing one appears to be the future solution for law
enforcement agencies in the information society of the 21 century.
But - who watches the watchmen?
Privacy International and later a growing number of other
human rights groups present the annual Big Brother Awards to government agencies,
private companies and individuals who have excelled in the violation
of our privacy.
The juries worldwide consist of lawyers, academics, consultants,
journalists, civil right activists...
Previous Awards Ceremonies