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[FYI] (Fwd) FC: Big Brother UK Award - Call for Nominations

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Date:          Tue, 22 Sep 1998 14:47:36 -0700 (PDT)
From:          Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
To:            politech@vorlon.mit.edu
Subject:       FC: Big Brother UK Award - Call for Nominations
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Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 17:39:46 -0400
From: David Banisar <banisar@epic.org>
To: Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
Subject: Big Brother UK Award - Call for Nominations

                    ********CALL FOR NOMINATIONS*********

                    THE 1998 UK BIG BROTHER AWARDS

In October 1998, the watchdog group Privacy International will present
the first annual "Big Brother" awards to the government and private
sector organisations which have done the most to invade personal
privacy in Britain.

The awards will be bestowed at a special event on October 26th at the
London School of Economics. Awards will also be given to individuals
and organisations which have made an outstanding contribution to the
protection of privacy, as well as to people who have been victims of
privacy invasion.

Three "Big Brother" awards will be presented to the government agency,
company and initiative which have done most to invade personal
privacy. A "lifetime achievement" award will  also be presented.

The judging panel, consisting of lawyers, academics, consultants,
journalists and civil rights activists, are inviting nominations from
members of the public.

The awards page can be found at


Nominations can be made directly from this site.

Nominations received so far indicate that the spectrum of recipients
is likely to be very wide, ranging from large, well known
institutions, to smaller organisations which specialise in
surveillance. Nominations include private investigators, police
agencies, telecommunications companies, national security operations, 
and companies which export surveillance technology to overseas
military regimes.

Privacy International will post the 'most popular' current nominations
on the site each week.

Hard copies of the nomination forms can be obtained by sending a
stamped, self addressed envelope to 'Big Brother Awards', PO Box 2600 
Brighton BN2 2DX

The event will be the first of its kind in the world, and takes place
on the 50th anniversary of the writing of George Orwell's 1984.
Privacy International is also planning to extend the award throughout
Europe, Asia and North America.

Privacy International (PI) was formed in 1990 as a non-government
watchdog on surveillance and privacy invasion. The organisation has
campaigned throughout the world on dozens of  issues ranging from
identity cards and encryption policy, to workplace surveillance and
military intelligence. PI's membership includes IT specialists,
lawyers, judges and journalists from forty countries.

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