The Multatuli Project - Big Brother Awards

Big Brother Awards

To raise awareness for privacy-related issues, Bits of Freedom holds annual Big Brother Awards. This prize is awarded to businesses, governmental institutions and persons who harmed privacy or increased civilian surveillance in the past year. The award is named after the character "Big Brother" from George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.

The winners for the Big Brother Awards 2011 were the National Police Services Agency (in the category 'governmental institutions') for the use of spyware and hacking of hacking-victims, minister Edith Schippers (in the category 'persons') for forcing a restart for the Dutch Electronic health record, in spite of it not being supported by the Senate, Facebook (in the category 'business') for going to the stock market without safeguards for user privacy and finally minister Fred Teeven (in the category 'popular vote') for further harming privacy legislation.

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