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Big Brother Awards

Privacy International's have announced their Big Brother Awards for UK government organisations and companies doing the most to invade personal privacy. The winners include the Department of Transport for their EVI (electronic vehicle identification) programme in which cars will report their location and traffic offences including speeding back to their centre instantly, the Office of National Statistics for their Citizen Information Project, and British Gas.

Lloyds TSB won a runner-up prize for threatening to close customer's bank accounts unless they reported to the bank with photographic ID to prove their identity. But who can blame them with so many terrorists around?

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