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Most stupid security measure: winners - Awards

Privacy International today announced the results of its competition to find the worlds most pointless, intrusive and egregious security measures. The competition, launched in February, attracted almost 5,000 nominations from 35 countries. While the air security sector dominated the competition, nominations arose from almost all areas of private and public sector activity. The winners include JFK Airport, T-Mobile (UK), Michigan Correctional facilities and the Australian Government. link

Posted by SteveC at 03:37 PM Wed 9 Apr 2003 Categories: Awards , Privacy
Home office attacks - The Guardian

'Civil liberties campaign group Privacy International has been attacked by the Home Office and by London mayor Ken Livingstone's staff, for what they see as unfair criticism of their records on privacy.' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:48 PM Thu 27 Mar 2003 Categories: Awards , The Guardian
2003 Big Brother Awards: The Winners - The Register

'Privacy International today announced the winners of the 2003 Big Brother Awards. One of the judges, estimable Dr Ian Brown of the Foundation for Information Policy Research (FIPR), writes: "It was alternatively amusing and depressing to be one of the judges for these awards. RIP and data retention played a large part in our deliberations..."' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:10 AM Wed 26 Mar 2003 Categories: Awards , The Register
Mayor Ken named Big Bad Brother - BBC

'London mayor Ken Livingstone has won the Worst Public Servant category at this year's Big Brother Awards for his surveillance of transport systems.' link

Posted by SteveC at 11:09 AM Wed 26 Mar 2003 Categories: Awards , BBC
Blair Tagged as Privacy Threat - Wired News

London-based Privacy International announced Monday its 2003 U.K. Big Brother Awards, which the group presents annually to "the most persistent and egregious privacy invaders in Britain." link

Posted by SteveC at 11:06 AM Wed 26 Mar 2003 Categories: Awards , Wired News
Government wins net villain award - BBC

Government wins net villain award - The UK Home Office has been awarded the title of Internet Villain for a second time in a row at the internet industry's annual ISPA award ceremony.

Posted by SteveC at 01:54 PM Sat 22 Feb 2003 Categories: Awards , BBC
'Internet Villain' of the year was awarded to the Home Office - Internet Magazine

'Internet Villain' of the year was awarded to the Home Office - "for the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security (ATCS) Act, and continual delays associated with the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA)".

Posted by SteveC at 01:53 PM Sat 22 Feb 2003 Categories: Awards , Internet Magazine
MP wins Internet Hero award - ZDNET

MP wins Internet Hero award - Richard Allan, Liberal MP for Sheffield Hallam, won the coveted Internet Hero award on Thursday night at the ISP Association's annual ceremony, the ISPAs.

Posted by SteveC at 05:00 PM Fri 21 Feb 2003 Categories: Awards , ZDNET
UK net villains nominated - Awards

UK net villains nominated "The Home Office is a strong contender for the top villain slot because of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act..."

Posted by SteveC at 03:34 PM Mon 23 Dec 2002 Categories: Awards , BBC