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Overview

Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

6.5 Fte (7)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

6

High-level Commission meetings

28

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Digital Rights   (EDRi)

    EU Transparency Register

    16311905144-06 First registered on 28 Jan 2011

    Goals / Remit

    EDRi is the biggest European network defending rights and freedoms online. The EDRi network is a dynamic and resilient collective of 45+ NGOs, as well as experts, advocates and academics working to defend and advance digital rights across Europe and beyond. Together, we build a movement of organisations and individuals pushing for robust and enforced laws, informing and mobilising people and promoting a healthy and accountable technology market.

    Our mission is to challenge private and state actors who abuse their power to control or manipulate the public. We do so by advocating for robust and enforced laws, informing and mobilising people, promoting a healthy and
    accountable technology market, and building a movement of organisations and individuals
    committed to digital rights and freedoms in a connected world.

    Since January 2003, EDRi regularly publishes the EDRi-gram, a bi-weekly email newsletter about digital civil rights in Europe.

    Main EU files targeted

    - Digital Services Act
    - Artificial Intelligence Act
    - Mass surveillance
    - ePrivacy Regulation
    - Eurodac
    - Europol mandate reform
    - Legislation to allow the scanning of private converesations to detect CSAM
    - General Data Protection Regulation implementation
    - Cross-border access to electronic evidence
    - Online terrorist content regulation
    - Child Sex Abuse Regulation
    - Digital Single Market
    - International trade agreements

    Address

    Head Office
    Rue Belliard, 12
    Bruxelles 1040
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Rue Belliard, 12
    Bruxelles 1040
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    7

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%6
    50%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    6.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

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

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Jan PENFRAT 06 Oct 2022 04 Oct 2023
    Ms Sarah CHANDER 08 Sep 2022 07 Sep 2023
    Ms Ella JAKUBOWSKA 02 Sep 2022 01 Sep 2023
    Ms Chloe BERTHELEMY 24 Aug 2022 23 Aug 2023
    Mr Diego Naranjo 24 Aug 2022 23 Aug 2023
    Mr Sebastian BECKER CASTELLARO 22 Dec 2021 21 Dec 2022
    Ms Ella JAKUBOWSKA 20 Sep 2021 20 Sep 2022
    Mr Diego Naranjo 20 Sep 2021 20 Sep 2022
    Ms Sarah CHANDER 17 Sep 2021 16 Sep 2022
    Ms Chloe BERTHELEMY 15 Sep 2021 14 Sep 2022
    Mr Jan PENFRAT 15 Sep 2021 14 Sep 2022
    Mr Jan Weisensee 20 Feb 2020 19 Feb 2021
    Mr Jan Weisensee 21 Feb 2019 29 Feb 2020
    Ms Chloe BERTHELEMY 14 Feb 2020 28 Feb 2021
    Ms Laureline LEMOINE 10 Dec 2019 09 Jun 2020
    Mr Diego Naranjo 06 Sep 2019 04 Sep 2020
    Ms Chloe BERTHELEMY 06 Mar 2019 05 Mar 2020
    Ms Claire Fernandez 26 Feb 2019 29 Feb 2020
    Mr Diego Naranjo 21 Sep 2018 20 Sep 2019
    Ms Maryant FERNANDEZ PÉREZ 07 Sep 2018 30 Sep 2019
    Mr Joseph Gerard McNAMEE 01 Jun 2018 31 May 2019
    Mr Diego Naranjo 08 Sep 2017 04 Sep 2018
    Ms Maryant FERNANDEZ PÉREZ 06 Sep 2017 04 Sep 2018
    Mr Joseph Gerard McNAMEE 20 Mar 2017 02 Mar 2018
    Ms Maryant FERNANDEZ PÉREZ 30 Sep 2016 16 Sep 2017
    Mr Diego Naranjo 30 Sep 2016 16 Sep 2017
    Mr Joseph Gerard McNAMEE 09 Mar 2016 07 Mar 2017
    Ms Maryant FERNANDEZ PÉREZ 23 Sep 2015 17 Sep 2016
    Ms Maryant Fernadez Pérez 23 Sep 2015 17 Sep 2016
    Mr Diego Naranjo 23 Sep 2015 17 Sep 2016
    Ms Kirsten Ariane FIEDLER 28 Apr 2015 23 Apr 2016
    Ms Heini Jarvinen 25 Apr 2015 23 Apr 2016
    Mr Joseph Gerard McNAMEE 11 Feb 2015 04 Feb 2016
    Ms Marie Hélène Elisabeth HUMEAU 30 Jan 2014 28 Jan 2015
    Ms Kirsten Ariane FIEDLER 30 Jan 2014 28 Jan 2015
    Ms Maryant Fernadez Pérez 11 Nov 2014 07 Nov 2015
    Mr Diego Naranjo 30 Oct 2014 28 Oct 2015
    Mr Joseph Gerard McNAMEE 07 Feb 2014 05 Feb 2015
    Mrs Marie Hélène Elisabeth HUMEAU 30 Jan 2014 28 Jan 2015
    Mrs Kirsten Ariane FIEDLER 30 Jan 2014 28 Jan 2015
    Mrs Marie Hélène Elisabeth HUMEAU 15 Feb 2013 13 Feb 2014
    Mrs Kirsten Ariane FIEDLER 15 Feb 2013 13 Feb 2014
    Mr Joseph Gerard McNAMEE 15 Feb 2013 13 Feb 2014
    Mrs Marie Hélène Elisabeth HUMEAU 30 Jan 2012 31 Dec 2012
    Mrs Kirsten Ariane FIEDLER 30 Jan 2012 31 Dec 2012
    Mr Joseph Gerard McNAMEE 24 Jan 2012 31 Dec 2012

    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

    Category

    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    EDRi is a member of the Civil Society Information Society Advisory Council (CSISAC) contributing to the policy work of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy (ICCP).

    EDRi is a member of European Association for the defense of Human Rights (AEDH).

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year

    1,370,718€

    Major funding types in closed year

    Grants, Other, Donations, Member's contribution

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Contribution membership fees 89,930€
    Contribution Luminate - Omidyar Group 281,544€
    Contribution Open Society Foundations 272,572€
    Contribution Stichting Adessium 120,675€
    Contribution Ford Foundation 129,409€
    Contribution Stichting Democratie en Media 30,000€
    Contribution Network of European Foundations (Civitates & EAIF) 60,600€
    Contribution Stiftung Mercator 34,800€
    Contribution Netgain Partnership 17,963€
    Contribution individual donations 38,292€
    Contribution non-corporate donations 30,421€
    Contribution Corporate donations - Proton 30,000€
    Contribution Corporate donations - Mozilla 28,756€
    Contribution Corporate donations - DuckDuckGo 63,770€
    Contribution Other smaller corporate donations 43,000€
    Contribution Other incomes (subletting of office spaces) 65,470€
    Contribution Other smaller grants and projects 18,076€
    Grant European Data Protection Supervisor 5,440€

    Major contributions in current year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant European Data Protection Supervisor 7,686€

    Other financial info

    Our finances are publicly available on our website (https://edri.org/annual-report-2021/0001.html) and on the website of the Belgian national bank (https://consult.cbso.nbb.be/consult-enterprise)

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Other activities

    We would also like to emphasize that EDRi is not involved in lobbying activities, because we don't have any direct or indirect financial gain from these activities. EDRi is active in advocating the European institutions for human rights and their recognition in the information society and the inclusion of these principles in any act adopted by the European Union.

    EDRi's main advocacy activities are related to digital civil rights issues, including: freedom of expression and privacy on the internet.

    At the same time we believe that this register fails basic transparency standards and that it does not provide EU lobbying transparency. A credible EU lobbying transparency register should include names of individual lobbyists and the issues that they try to influence, provide precise and comparable financial information on lobbying, and have effective sanctions to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information disclosed.

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    28 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.

    • Date 08 Sep 2022 Location online
      Subject Telecom, Open Internet Regulation.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Commission
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 20 May 2022 Location Videoconference
      Subject Protecting net neutrality, confidentiality of information, eID
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 Jan 2022 Location virtual
      Subject Digital issues
      Commission
      • Roberto Viola (Director-General)
    • Date 28 Oct 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject DSA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 20 Jul 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Attention points on DSA legislative process
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 22 Feb 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Disinformation COVID -19
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Commission
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 09 Dec 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Roundtable with NGOs on DSA and DMA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 06 Nov 2020 Location Brussels (WEBEX)
      Subject Digital issues
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Anthony Whelan (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 06 Nov 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Austrian NetzDG and Digital Services Act
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 06 Nov 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Austrian NetzDG and Digital Services Act
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Commission
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 03 Nov 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Digital Services Act
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Sep 2020 Location videoconference
      Subject Anti-Racism Action Plan measures regarding artificial intelligence
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Helena Dalli
      Portfolio Equality
      Commission
      • Helena Dalli (Commissioner)
    • Date 24 Jul 2020 Location videoconference
      Subject Artificial Intelligence & biometrics
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Commission
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
    • Date 01 Jul 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject To discuss Biometrics and Artificial Intelligence
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Commission
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 May 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Fundamental rights and digital policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Commission
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
      • Christiane Canenbley (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 May 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Fundamental Rights, EC response to COVID 19, GDPR, Artificial Intelligence
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Commission
      • Daniel Braun (Cabinet member)
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
      • Wojtek Talko (Cabinet member)
      • Monika Ladmanova (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 30 Apr 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Fundamental rights and digital policies
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Oct 2018 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Privacy Shield
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Commission
      • Renate Nikolay (Cabinet member)
      • Wojtek Talko (Cabinet member)
      • Věra Jourová (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 29 May 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Data flows in trade agreements
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Commission
      • Thomas Zerdick (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 01 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Privacy Shield, GDPR implementation and e-Privacy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 05 Jan 2018 Location Brussels, BERL
      Subject exchange of views on access to electronic evidence
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Commission
      • Liene Balta (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Mar 2017 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Privacy shield, GDPR
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Commission
      • Kevin O'Connell (Cabinet member)
      • Věra Jourová (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Mar 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject e-Privacy proposal, general data protection regulation-state of play, privacy shield and international transfer
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 14 Jun 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Telecom review
      Commission
      • Markus Schulte (Cabinet member)
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 25 Aug 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Net Neutrality, TSM
      Commission
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
    • Date 20 Feb 2015 Location Berlaymont, Brussels
      Subject TTIP, Data protection reform, rule of law on internet
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Commission
      • Bernd Martenczuk (Cabinet member)
    • Date 29 Jan 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright reform, data protection issues
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Jan 2015 Location BXL
      Subject net neutrality, copyright
      Commission
      • Anna Herold (Cabinet member)
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