Bulgarian Big Brother Awards

By EDRi · January 30, 2008

(Dieser Artikel ist auch in deutscher Sprache verfügbar)

On 28 January 2008, the Access to Information Programme and EDRi-member
Internet Society Bulgaria presented the Big Brother negative awards.

The Big Brother award was presented to the Ministry of Interior for
publishing data from the passports and criminal conviction records of two
BBC journalists who were shooting a documentary in Bulgaria.

The Sramota (or Shame diploma) was presented to the Bulgarian Council of
Ministers for their decision to publish in the State Gazette of October
2007 the names, permanent addresses and the personal numbers of the owners
of land, which were expropriated for the construction of the south road
circle in Sofia.

Among the nominees for the anti-award this year were also the Traffic
Police, the Registry Agency at the Ministry of Justice, as well as the
Commission for Data Protection itself.

On 28 January, when the Big Brother Awards Ceremony was held in Bulgaria,
coincides with the European Data Protection Day. The date marks the adoption
of Convention 108 of the Council of Europe for the protection of individuals
with regard to automatic processing of personal data.

The Big Brother Awards ceremony was held in Bulgaria for the fourth time.
The last ceremony was held in 2005.

Big Brother Awards Bulgaria (only in Bulgarian, 28.01.2008)

The “Big Brother” Awards Ceremony Held in Bulgaria (28.01.2008)

Bulgarian Big Brother Awards – 2007 (28.01.2008)

Bulgarian Big Brother Awards – 2007

(contribution by Veni Markovski – EDRi-member ISOC Bulgaria)