The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Act is set to gain further notoriety as an unnecessarily invasive piece of legislation at an award show.
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Human rights group Privacy International will present the third annual Big Brother awards on 4 December to the Government and private sector organisations that have done the most to invade personal privacy in the UK.
Channel 4's Mark Thomas will present the awards - gold and in the shape of a boot stamping on a human head - which have been split into five categories:
The RIP Act, which gives firms the right to view employees' e-mails, has received nominations for the most appalling project, worst public servant for Charles Clarke's shepherding of the legislation and most heinous government body to the Department of Trade & Industry for "giving the green light for employers to snoop on staff".
Full details at www.privacyinternational.org