French Big Brother Awards 4 February

By EDRi · January 15, 2004

For the fourth consecutive year, French civil liberty activists will present the French Big Brother Awards during an Orwell Party in Paris on Wednesday 4 February 2004. Since Privacy International presented the first Big Brother Awards in 1998 to government agencies, private companies and individuals who have excelled in the violation of privacy, an international tradition has begun. In 2003, the awards were presented in 14 different countries.

Besides the usual 4 categories of products, institutions, governments and companies and the special prize for persons (for a lifetime achievement), the French have added a special Orwell Europe prize to the contest list. The public is invited to nominate candidates that have excelled in violating privacy and generally increasing surveillance. The deadline for nominations is Friday 16 January. In order for the jury to evaluate the facts, nominations must contain solid facts and sources. The jury will publish both the complete list and the selected nominations on 24 January.

Nominations for the French Big Brother Awards

General information about the Big Brother Awards