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Pies and Pints at Big Brother Awards

07.03.2002 06:03

On March 4, 2002, Privacy International presented the 4th annual UK "Big Brother" awards to the government and private sector organisations that have done the most to invade personal privacy in Britain. Four Big Brother awards were presented, including Sir Richard Wilson, Cabinet Secretary, for his long standing commitment to opposing freedom of information, data protection and ministerial accountability, and the National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) for its 2001 proposal to archive and warehouse all email, internet and telephone call traffic records for the entire population.
Five "Winston" awards were also given to individuals and organisations which have made an outstanding contribution to the protection of privacy, as well as to those who have been victims of privacy invasion, but the proceedings were disrupted by people who objected to the winners. The assistant editor of The Daily Telegraph had a pint thrown over him and hit back, while ex-MI5 agent David Shayler was pied in the face.

Reports: Award Winners : Shayler Pie : Telegraph Pint


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Big Brother Awards London 2002

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