US services in Police networks: shocking

For the first time, our audience was given the opportunity to answer the traditional question which awardee they had found particularly “impressive, surprising, shocking, or outrageous” online as well as in the hall. Here is the result.

By introducing this new procedure there is an obvious question: did the two groups (paper ballots in the theatre – online vote) differ in their voting behaviour? It turned that it indeed was. In the online vote, the “Technology” award came second with about a quarter of the online votes, some way ahead of the three following categories. In the paper ballots there was a more even mid field consisting of the “Biotechnology”, “Communication” and “Technology” categories.

In both of these groups, however, there was a clear leader with half of the submitted respective votes: The award in the “Authorities & Administration” category, which had gone to the Interior Minister in the State of Hesse, Pether Beuth. “Congratulations”!


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”.

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