Politics: Federal Conference of the Ministers of the Interior

In this year two “lucky winners” achieve awards in this category: the members of the Fourth Parliament of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania for legislation that allows eavesdropping and sound recording in public space. And the Federal Conference of the Ministers of the Interior for their decision to install a centralised anti-terror data-base.

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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