Rena Tangens während der ersten BigBrotherAwards am Redner.innenpult. Im Hintergrund das Logo der BBAs auf einem Transparent.

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The very first German BigBrotherAwards take place at Bunker Ulmenwall, a venue with a long tradition for Digitalcourage and for local (music) culture. A lot of subsequent media attention is given to the award for Loyalty Partner, the company behind the Payback Card, which is a scheme to observe and record shopping habits. Just a small step to the award speech lectern for us. But a giant leap for data protection.


Rena Tangens am Redner.innenpult der BigBrotherAwards 2021.

Rena Tangens

Portraitaufnahme von Rolf Gössner.

Dr. Rolf Gössner

Internationale Liga für Menschenrechte (ILFM)
padeluun am Redner.innenpult der BigBrotherAwards 2021.




Patrick Goltzsch am Redner.innenpult der BigBrotherAwards 2000.

Patrick Goltzsch

Förderverein Informationstechnik und Gesellschaft (FITUG)
Dr. Thilo Weichert am Redner.innepult der BigBrotherAwards 2021.

Dr. Thilo Weichert

DVD, Netzwerk Datenschutzexpertise
Sebastian Lisken bei der BBA-Gala 2008

Sebastian Lisken


Updates to the Awards 2000

Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to translate our updates into English.


We would like to thank all helpers, the organizing and cooperating organizations and companies, as well as all donors.
To the complete acknowledgement

About BigBrotherAwards

In a compelling, entertaining and accessible format, we present these negative awards to companies, organisations, and politicians. The BigBrotherAwards highlight privacy and data protection offenders in business and politics, or as the French paper Le Monde once put it, they are the “Oscars for data leeches”.

Organised by (among others):

BigBrother Awards International (Logo)

BigBrotherAwards International

The BigBrotherAwards are an international project: Questionable practices have been decorated with these awards in 19 countries so far.