HMRC 'villain of the year' at ISPA awards


HMRC 'villain of the year' at ISPA awards

Antony Savvas

The 2008 ISPAs - the 10th annual UK Internet Industry Awards in association with Epitiro - took place in London on Friday.

HM Revenue & Customs won the Villain of the Year award for losing the personal details of 25 million UK citizens. The awards are organised by the Internet Services Providers' Association (ISPA).

The winners were:

Best consumer ISP - PlusNet

Best business ISP - Eclipse Internet

Best consumer broadband - NewNet

Best business broadband - Datanet

Best eonsumer e-mail - Entanet

Best business e-mail - Eclipse Internet

Best dial-up - Waitrose

Best shared hosting - Namesco

Best dedicated hosting - UKFast

Best wireless ISP - Vodafone

Best internet telephony - Entanet

Best streaming - Astream

Best portal -

The Internet Watch Foundation Award - Richard Swetenham, head of the eContent and Safer Internet Unit at the European Commission

The Corporate Social Responsibility Award - BT

Internet villain - HM Revenue & Customs

Internet hero - Peter Robbins, chief executive of Internet Watch Foundation

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