Politics: Peer Steinbrück

The BigBrotherAward in the “Politics” category goes to the Federal Minister of Finance, Mr Peer Steinbrück, for introducing a life-long Tax ID number for all taxable persons, which bears an eerie resemblance to the unconstitutional concept of a personal code number.

Politik: Peer Steinbrück

Der BigBrotherAward 2007 in der Kategorie „Politik“ geht an den Bundesminister der Finanzen, Herrn Peer Steinbrück, für die Einführung einer lebenslangen Steuer-Identifikationsnummer (Steuer-ID) für alle Einwohnerinnen und Einwohner der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.

Politics: Volker Bouffier

The Minister of the Interior of the state of Hesse, Mr Volker Bouffier, earns a BigBrotherAward for the "preventive" locating and tapping of mobile phones; for DNA-analysing child delinquents under 14 for use in future prosecution; for authorising Hessian police to scan car licence numbers even when there is no suspicion of a crime; for using video surveillance while checking identities of members of the public.

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