Awarded on 16 December 2014
Edward Snowden has been given this year’s Winston award by Dutch NGO Bits of Freedom “for his contribution to promoting the right to privacy and his invaluable influence on the privacy debate.” The prize was awarded at the group’s annual Big Brother Awards in Amsterdam at which Edward Snowden spoke by video link.
In his comments, Edward Snowden referred to proposed Dutch legislation that would provide new expansive authorities for cable interception.
This Boundless Informant slide shows the number of Dutch and French phone records collected day-by-day between 10 December 2012 and 8 January 2013: see the Spiegel article How the NSA Targets Germany and Europe, 1 July 2013.
This partially redacted report dated 14 February 2013 summarises a meeting between the NSA and the Dutch intelligence agencies MIVD and AIVD: see the NRC Handelsblad article Dutch intelligence agency AIVD hacks internet fora, 30 November 2013.