Rescheduled, but still remembered

In the first Covid year, the BigBrotherAwards gala has to be moved to the early autumn. Bad luck for the Minister for Education in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg – she is added to the six winners already chosen for the original April date: Tesla, BrainCo, the German government, H&M, the Interior Minister in Brandenburg, and the Conference of Interior Ministers. Their award for historical amnesia was also selected for the audience award.

The (unfortunate) Awardees

Mobility (2020)


Tesla Inc., represented by Tesla Germany GmbH in Munich, receives the BigBrotherAward 2020 in the “Mobility” Category for marketing cars that extensively and perpetually surveil their passengers and car surroundings. The data…


Dr. Thilo Weichert am Redner.innepult der BigBrotherAwards 2021.

Dr. Thilo Weichert

DVD, Netzwerk Datenschutzexpertise
Frank Rosengart am Redner.innenpult der BigBrotherAwards 2021.

Frank Rosengart

Chaos Computer Club (CCC)
Rena Tangens am Redner.innenpult der BigBrotherAwards 2021.

Rena Tangens

Portraitaufnahme von Rolf Gössner.

Dr. Rolf Gössner

Internationale Liga für Menschenrechte (ILFM)
Portraitaufnahme von Leena Simon mit einem Mikrofon in der Hand.

Leena Simon

Prof. Dr. Peter Wedde am Redner.innenpult der BigBrotherAwards 2021.

Prof. Dr. Peter Wedde

Frankfurt University of Applied Science
padeluun am Redner.innenpult der BigBrotherAwards 2021.



Updates to the Awards 2020

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.