About the Awards

The IoT Darwin Award recognizes ideas and technologies with damaging implications to privacy, security and/or individual liberties (e.g. such as the calls for regulation or restriction of cryptography). The award is given to the most misguided or damaging proposals. It takes more than one company or isolated bad idea to to cause actual damage, and especially in IoT many players come together who define the path forward. The Award will therefore consider all players currently engaged in constructing this House of Cards, including but not limited to: companies, technical, academic or political groups, organizations, industry lobbies, policy makers, the Quakers, the bakers, the candle-stick makers.