The Big Brother Awards reward data sinners in business and politics and were therefore called "Oscars for Data Kraken" by Le Monde. The Big Brother Awards are an international project: since 1998, questionable practices have been awarded these prizes in 19 countries.
In Switzerland, the Big Brother Awards took place for the first time in 2000 and then annually until 2009. Now, after a break of 10 years, we are picking up the thread with a new team and relaunched the award ceremony.
We are the Chaos Computer Club Switzerland, the Digital Society Switzerland and the p≡p Foundation.
The award ceremony took place on 29 August at 19:00 at the University of Zurich in the lecture hall KO2-F-180.
The video recordings of the award ceremony are available on YouTube.
Over the last few weeks we have been facing highly challenging circumstances due to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We care deeply about the well being of our community. With this in mind as well as with a heavy heart and in line with the latest advice from the Bundesrat, we have decided to cancel the Big Brother Awards (BBA) 2020.
Jury-Mitglied Erik Schönenberger, Geschäftsführer der Digitalen Gesellschaft, hat einen ausführlichen Artikel veröffentlicht, der die Preisträger*innen erläutert und ihre (bisherigen) Reaktionen auch zitiert. Viel Spass bei der Lektüre!
Yesterday we received donations of CHF 593.60 and EUR 50.00.
Today the Big Brother Awards 2019 took place at the University of Zurich. One prize each was awarded in the categories "State", "Public-Private-Partnership" and "Audience". The winners are the "Zwangsmassnahmengericht" of the Canton of Zurich, the "Bundesamt für Gesundheit" and PostFinance AG.
The evening program for the Big Brother Awards on 29 August in Zurich is becoming more concrete. We are very happy about the confirmations of Jasmin Clamor, Bruno Baeriswyl and Knackeboul.