While almost all the results for the ISPA 2015 Awards are sealed in their envelopes ready to be revealed at the awards ceremony on the 2nd July, it is time for the public and industry to nominate people, bodies or firms who should be recognised for their contribution to the Internet in the Internet Hero award. Alternatively if there is someone or a body you've like to see receive the Villain award which was won in 2014 by GCHQ.
To submit a nomination simply tweet @ISPAUK with the hashags #InternetHero and #InternetVillain to make it clear what you are nominating people for. The deadline for nominations is the 9th June 2015.
Surveillance has been the major theme of the last couple of years with The Guardian crowned Hero in 2014 for their coverage of the Snowden revelations, and GCHQ named Villain, for their mass surveillance activities. Surveillance has been a major issue this year too, with DRIPA being passed with emergency legislation and the re-emergence of a communications data legislation in the Queen's Speech. However there have been other developments too, with ISPs and technology firms being asked to do more as well as some real innovation.Comment from ISPA
The nominations will be considered by the ISPA Council and the winner announced on the night alongside the many other categories.