Internet and Society

We present awards to individuals or organisations who have made a significant recent contribution to the development of the Internet for the public good. Past awards have recognized contributions by:

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    Shami Chakrabarti

    2016 Internet and Society Award

    Former Director of Liberty.

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    Mike Bracken

    2016 Internet and Society Award

    Former Executive Director for Digital, and Chief Data Officer for Government.

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    Juliana Rotich

    2016 Internet and Society Award

    Co-founder and former Executive Director of Ushahidi.

  • Beth Noveck

    Beth Noveck

    2014 Internet and Society Award

    Director of NY University’s Governance Lab

  • Martha Lane Fox

    Martha Lane Fox

    2014 Internet and Society Award

    Businesswoman, philanthropist, and public servant

  • Laura Bates

    Laura Bates

    2014 Internet and Society Award

    Founder of the Everyday Sexism project

  • Chris Lintott

    Chris Lintott and Galaxy Zoo

    2013 Internet and Society Award

    Co-founder of the innovative crowdsourcing project Galaxy Zoo

  • Alec Ross

    Alec Ross

    2013 Internet and Society Award

    Former Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

  • Max Schrems

    Max Schrems

    2013 Internet and Society Award

    Privacy Campaigner

  • Jennifer Pahlka

    Jennifer Pahlka

    2012 Internet and Society Award

    For connecting local governments with geeks to empower democracy.

  • Raspberry Pi Foundation

    Raspberry Pi Foundation

    2012 Internet and Society Award

    For providing children with affordable and accessible opportunities to learn, to tinker and to code.

  • Simon Rogers

    Simon Rogers

    2012 Internet and Society Award

    For his innovative use of the Internet to widen access to socially and politically important data.

  • Tom Watson

    Tom Watson

    2011 Internet and Society Award

    For the Best UK Internet Politician.

  • 38 Degrees

    38 Degrees

    2011 Internet and Society Award

    For empowering individuals online to take ownership of political issues they really care about.

  • Public Sector Transparency Board

    Public Sector Transparency Board

    2011 Internet and Society Award

    For working to ensure that transparency of information in government.