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Date: 1999-03-08

Neu: Big Brother Awards USA

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Nachdem die britischen Big Brother Awards so erfolgreich
verlaufen waren, gibt es jetzt auch amerikanische. Wer -
sagen wir exempli gratia - Intel für diese Ehrung nominieren
möchte, kann dieses auf der URL weiter unten tun.

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On April 6, 1999, the human rights group Privacy
International will present the first annual US "Big Brother"
awards to the government and private sector organizations
which have done the most to invade personal privacy in the
United States.

The awards will be bestowed at an event during the 9th
Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference in the Ballroom
of the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. "Big
Brother" awards will be presented to the government
agencies, companies, individuals and initiatives 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 liberties activists, are inviting
nominations from members of the public.

Awards will also be given to individuals and organizations that
have made an outstanding contribution to the protection of

The event will be the first of its kind in the United States.
Privacy International previously held a ceremony in the United
Kingdom in October 1998. Awards were given in the UK to
the NSA's spybase in northern England, the Department of
Trade and Industry's Key Escrow plan, the township of
Newham for its camera system with facial recognition,
Harlequin Corp for its WatCall software system to track
phone calls, and to Procurement Services International for
exporting surveillance equipment to such military regimes as
Indonesia and Nigeria.

Privacy International (PI) was formed in 1990 as a non-
government watchdog on surveillance and privacy invasion.
The organization 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. More information on PI can
be found at:

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Stoppt Enfopol!
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