[hackmeeting] [Fwd: Privacy International needs your nominations for the Big Brother Awards]

ana anap en riseup.net
Mie Abr 18 14:08:17 CEST 2007

Imagino que en esta lista estan quienes organizan o ayudan a organizar
los premios gran hermano?

esto es para una ceremonia "global" y piden nominaciones

No tengo mas informacion, pero si necesitais traduccion o algo copiadme
en la respuesta porque no recibo mails de esta lista (porque no puedo
asistir mientras no cambien mis circunstancias..)

Directamente, podeis hablar, imagino que en ingles, con:
s.g.davies en lse.ac.uk


-------- Original Message --------

Hi folks,

Many of you will know about the Big Brother Awards, which Privacy
International established in 1998 to identify the worst privacy offenders in
the UK. The awards now take place as an annual event in more than 15
countries. See http://www.bigbrotherawards.org/

We've decided, at extremely short notice, to hold a BBA during the
Computers, Freedom & Privacy conference in Montreal on May 2nd. We've also
decided to make this the first ever global award ceremony. This means we
will target governments, multinationals and global projects, rather than
focusing on privacy invasion at the national level.

We're now seeking nominations for these awards, and wondered whether EDRi
members might have some ideas of names to put forward. The award categories
are as follows:

 - Worst Public Official. This award will be given to a public servant or
politician (operating on the global stage) who has done the most to destroy
privacy. Current nominations include Tony Blair, Alberto Gonzales and
Vladimir Putin. 

 - Most heinous Government. This award goes to a national government that
has demonstrated extraordinary disregard for privacy rights. The UK and US
are currently the lead contenders.

 - Most appalling project or technology. This one will go to a project or
application that has global reach. Some of the most popular nominations here
are biometric passports, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative and the
secretive UKUSA security agreement.

 - Most Invasive global Company. Nominations include Google and Choicepoint

 - Lifetime Menace. This is the big one. Here we are looking for the
all-time baddy. It doesn't necessarily have to be a big player, such as a
government. Could be something unexpected.

So, if you have any nominations for the awards we would be very grateful if
you could please email them to me at s.g.davies en lse.ac.uk preferably before
18.00 hours on Thursday 19th April (this coming Thursday).

Many thanks



Simon Davies
Privacy International
London UK

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