Big Brother Awards 2009 Ceremony in Bulgaria

By EDRi · February 11, 2009

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On 28 January 2009, Access to Information Programme and EDRi-member Internet
Society – Bulgaria organized the fourth Big Brother Awards ceremony in
Bulgaria. It was held at the National Press center of the Bulgarian News
Agency and was also broadcasted live online.

The awardees of the Big Brother Award were selected by a jury with the
following members:
* Alexander Kashumov – Head of AIP legal team
* Gergana Jouleva, PhD – Executive Director of AIP
* Georgi Lozanov – Ass. Professor at the Journalism Department at the Sofia University
* Krasimir Dimitrov – Member of the the Data Protection Commission
* Fany Davidova – Lawyer at AIP
* Dessi Greve – Project Manager, Internet Society Bulgaria

During 2008 several public and private institutions have become
particularly notorious for violating privacy rights in Bulgaria: The
Ministry of Interior, State Agency on Information Technologies and
Communication, the State Agency for National Security, the Social
Support Agency, Metro Cash and Carry Bulgaria, the Chain store 2be,
M-tel mobile operator, the United Bulgarian Bank and CEZ Distrubution
Bulgaria were among the nominations this year.

The winner of the Big Brother Award 2009 became the Ministry of Internal
affairs for a systematic violation of the privacy of life in 2008.

Photos from the ceremony (28.01.2009)

BBA Bulgaria 2009 (only in Bulgarian)

Live broadcast BBA Bulgaria 2009

(contribution by EDRi-member ISOC Bulgaria)