Monday, April 11, 2005

ChoicePoint "People's Choice" for Big Brother Award

On April 14th, 2005 Privacy International will hold the 7th annual U.S. Big Brother Awards to shame the invaders and celebrate the champions of privacy.

Winners receive a very distinctive "Orwell" statue of a boot stomping on a human head.

Wired News is reporting that the most popular nominee is ChoicePoint.

"(A)t least one in five nominations submitted named ChoicePoint, the data broker that generated headlines earlier this year after selling personal information for about 145,000 people to criminals. ChoicePoint already received Big Brother's Greatest Corporate Invader award in 2001. This year, it could receive the Lifetime Menace award, previously granted to Osama bin Laden, Adm. John Poindexter and the National Security Agency, among others".

Privacy International is based in London, England, and has an office in Washington, D.C. It campaigns worldwide on issues ranging from wiretapping and national security, to ID cards, video surveillance, data matching, medical privacy, and freedom of information and expression.


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posted by Michel-Adrien at 6:38 pm


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