The winners of the Big Brother Awards Netherlands 2009
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The winners of the Big Brother Awards Netherlands 2009 were announced on
5 February 2010 in Amsterdam.
In the category “Government”, the prize was awarded to the creation of a
fingerprint database of all Dutch citizens, to be accessed by the police.
This database also received a “popular” prize which could be voted on via
the internet. In the category “Persons”, the prize was awarded to the Dutch
Minister of Interior Affairs Guusje ter Horst, for her dangerous statements
regarding privacy in relation to security.
In the category “Corporations”, the prize was awarded to T-Mobile and
Vodafone for sending SMS messages to secret services without a warrant. In
the category “Proposals”, the prize was awarded to the plans to introduce a
mobile body scanner, to be used by the police.
The positive prize, the Winston, went to Dutch MEP Sophie in’t Veld (D66),
for her continuous efforts to defend privacy and freedom.
The entire event, which was organized by the Dutch digital rights
organisation Bits of Freedom, can be reviewed on bigbrotherawards.nl
Big Brother Awards Netherlands (only in Dutch)
(contribution by Ot van Daalen – EDRi-member Bits of Freedom – Netherlands)