Duck Duck Go, Inc.

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Lobbying Costs

100,000€ - 199,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.6 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Duck Duck Go, Inc.

    EU Transparency Register

    177326839581-89 First registered on 05 Oct 2020

    Goals / Remit

    DuckDuckGo is a privacy technology company. Our mission is to show the world that protecting privacy is simple. For over a decade, we've created new technology and worked with policymakers to make online privacy simple and accessible for all. With one download of the DuckDuckGo app or browser extension, we offer private search and seamless privacy protection to our users, including protection from most third-party trackers. Our search engine is the fourth largest in the European Union and serves over two billion queries a month.

    Main EU files targeted

    We focus on policy initiatives related to competition and privacy, including:
    - Implementation of the Commission's Android Decision (case number 40099);
    - Implementation of the Digital Markets Act (DMA).


    Head Office
    20 Paoli Pike
    Paoli - Pennsylvania 19301
    EU Office
    20 Paoli Pike
    Paoli - Pennsylvania 19301


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 01 Dec 2022

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Aurelien Mähl 18 Feb 2022 17 Feb 2023
    Mr Aurelien Mähl 18 Nov 2020 31 Oct 2021

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Companies & groups

  • Networking


    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    apco worldwide 10,000€ - 24,999€
    geradin partners 25,000€ - 49,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    kekst cnc
    geradin partners
    apco worldwide

    Closed year Costs

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Other financial info

    Every year, we donate a share of our profits to organizations that share our vision of raising the standard of trust online. 2021 marked DuckDuckGo's eleventh year of donations. We're proud to donate to a diverse selection of organizations across the globe that strive for better privacy, digital rights, greater competition in online markets, and access to information free from algorithmic bias.

    The full list of recipients is available online:

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    5 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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