Digitalcourage works for a liveable world in the digital age.
Das Team von Digitalcourage in einer Reihe. In den Händen halten sie Schilder mit je einem Buchstaben, die das Wort „Digitalcourage“ ergeben.


The BigBrotherAwards are organised by Digitalcourage e.V.

Digitalcourage – known until November 2012 as FoeBuD (Verein zur Förderung des öffentlichen bewegten und unbewegten Datenverkehrs) – is a German privacy and digital rights organisation. Under the motif of preserving "a world worth living in the digital age", Digitalcourage campaigns for civil and human rights, consumer protection, privacy, freedom of information and related issues. The group has links with organisations such as the German Working Group against Data Retention (Arbeitskreis Vorratsdatenspeicherung) and the Chaos Computer Club, and it is a member of the umbrella organisation European Digital Rights. Part of the work and tasks that we pursue:

  • Actions and campaigns
  • Online information: newsletter, blog, press relations
  • Court cases in the interest of the general public
  • Swarm support: practical support of political networking
  • Educational work
  • Participation in party conventions and congresses
  • Creating feminist and non-discriminatory spaces

To find out more about our work, please visit our German website or “our” English Wikipedia article.

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.