Authorities & Administration

Authorities & Administration ()

Government Authorities & Administration: Monika Harms

The BigBrotherAward in the “Government and Administration” category goes to Germany’s Federal Prosecutor (Generalbundesanwältin), Monika Harms. She receives the BigBrotherAward for her anti-terror measures against opponents of the…

Government Authorities (2003)


The government of the USA earns a BigBrotherAward for the coercion of European and especially German airlines into granting various US authorities access to the vast amount of data related to the bookings of all passengers…

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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BigBrotherAwards International

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