The Big Brother awards have been issued in various countries since the late 90s by Privacy International and affiliated groups.  Below are some interesting links for past awards and other information you should find alarming.

Big Brother Award

Privacy International

 

Learning To Love Big Brother from the SF Chronicle

Big Brother bills before Congress

CNN Big Brother

CBS Big Brother

Google-Watch

Choicepoint

 

Some other countries who have their own Big Brother Awards:

 

Switzerland

France

Australia 

Germany

Netherlands

UK