The German BigBrotherAwards, organised by Digitalcourage, are negative” or “anti” awards to companies, institutions and persons who act in a prominent and sustained way to invade people's privacy or malhandle (personal) data. The event can be followed in German and English.
The German Big Brother Awards gala will take place on Friday, 18 September 2020 at 18:00 UTC+0200. Organised by EDRi member Digitalcourage, the event can be followed in German and English: All award speeches will be published in both languages as the winners are presented, and English translation will be provided for the live stream on the BBA website. With some internationally relevant awards and perhaps some surprises, Digitalcourage hopes that the event will be interesting for an audience outside Germany as well.
The BigBrotherAwards highlight privacy and data protection offenders in business and politics, they have consequently been called “Oscars for data leeches” by the French paper Le Monde. BigBrotherAwards are an international project. 19 countries have so far given these awards for dubious practices.