Open Voice Network

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Lobbying Costs

50,000€ - 99,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

4.5 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Open Voice Network   (OVON)

    EU Transparency Register

    218932744012-33 First registered on 03 Sep 2021

    Goals / Remit

    The Open Voice Network (OVON) is a neutral, global organization dedicated to standards development for voice assistance – and, an open, inclusive, and trustworthy future of voice assistance. The OVON is the voice-centric open-source community and non-profit industry association of the Linux Foundation. It enjoys the participation of voice advocates and specialists from thirteen nations.

    The Open Voice Network is focused on the issues that matter most to the users of voice assistance: 1) the protection of consumer and commercial privacy, 2) interoperability between voice assistant platforms and systems, and the 3) ownership (and access to) of brand- and organization-specific voice destinations. The Network is also studying the issues of synthetic voice, and surveying numerous ethical AI guidelines, with the aim of developing enterprise ethical use guidance for voice assistance.

    Main EU files targeted

    Digital Markets Act; Sector Inquiry Into Consumer Internet of Things; Application of GDPR to the technology of voice assistance, as expressed in the 02/21 European Data Protection Board Guidelines on Virtual Voice Assistants.


    Head Office
    The Open Voice Network 548 Market Street PMB 57274
    San Francisco 94104-5401
    EU Office
    3333 NE Fremont Street
    Portland 97212


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    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


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    Linux Foundation (

    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

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    oita coleman 10,000€ - 24,999€
    james larson 10,000€ - 24,999€
    jon christopher stine 25,000€ - 49,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    jon christopher stine
    deborah dahl
    james larson
    oita coleman

    Closed year Costs

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    Artificial intelligence and digital

    Other activities

    The Open Voice Network is the open-source community for voice technology within the Linux Foundation, the non-profit technology organization that enables companies worldwide to drive global innovation by growing open technology ecosystems that transform industries.

  • Meetings


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    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 22 Jul 2021 Location Brussels (VC)
      Subject Digital issues
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      • Anthony Whelan (Cabinet member)
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