Access Now’s mission is to defend and extend the digital rights of users at risk around the world. By combining direct technical support though the Helpline, comprehensive policy engagement, global advocacy, grassroots grantmaking, and convenings such as the annual RightsCon, the organisation fight for human rights in the digital age.
BEUC is the Brussels-based umbrella group for 46 consumer organisations from 32 countries. Our main role is to represent them to the EU institutions and defend the interests of European consumers. Our work involves making sure the EU takes policy decisions that improve the lives of consumers. This covers a range of topics including competition, consumer rights, digital rights, enforcement, financial services, health, sustainability and trade policy. We were founded in 1962 by consumer groups from six European countries. Nowadays our members are from all 27 EU Member States as well as Iceland, North Macedonia, Norway, Switzerland and the UK.
The council of Europe is the continent's leading human rights organisation. It includes 47 member states, 28 of which are members states of the European Union. All Council of Europe member states have signed up to the European Convention on Human Rights, a treaty designed to protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The European Court of Human Rights oversees the implementation of the Convention in the member states.
CDT is a champion of global online civil liberties and human rights, driving policy outcomes that keep the internet open, innovative, and free. At the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), we believe in the power of the internet. Whether it's facilitating entrepreneurial endeavors, providing access to new markets and opportunities, or creating a platform for free speech, the internet empowers, emboldens and equalizes people around the world. We work to preserve the user-controlled nature of the internet and champion freedom of expression. We support laws, corporate policies, and technology tools that protect the privacy of internet users, and advocate for stronger legal controls on government surveillance. Headquartered in Washington, with an international presence in Brussels, CDT works inclusively across sectors and the political spectrum to find tangible solutions to today's most pressing internet policy challenges.
European Digital Rights (EDRi) is an association of 39 civil and human rights organisations from across Europe. Our mission is to promote, protect and uphold human rights in the digital environment. We work to ensure the respect for human rights in European legislative initiatives involving digital technology, at the earliest possible stage of the decision-making processes in Europe. Advances in information and communication technologies have created new opportunities for the protection of human rights and democracy, but also new challenges and threats, particularly in the areas of surveillance and freedom of expression. Accordingly, these are among EDRi’s major strategic priorities.
Gathering five national consumer organisations and giving voice to a total of more than 1.5 million people, Euroconsumers is the world’s leading consumer cluster in innovative information, personalised services and defence of consumer’s rights. On the subject of privacy and security Euroconsumers has expressed its consumer empowering and innovative approach in the “My Data Is Mine” and “Consumer Power” declaration, has engaged in multiple tests and surveys to that regard, while pursuing both dialogue with responsible players and private enforcement actions when needed. We work closely together with Consumers International to ensure consumers are safe, that markets are fair and benefit from honest relations with businesses and authorities. Our European member groups are also part of the umbrella network of BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation. Together we advocate for EU policies that benefit consumers in their daily lives.
Since 2018, the EU-funded project “International Digital Cooperation - Enhanced Data Protection and Data Flows” supports the international action of the European Commission (Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers) in the area of privacy and data flows. Through a mixture of policy, research, and outreach activities, it builds awareness and understanding of the importance of data protection frameworks and their contribution to the governance of the digital economy, including by sharing information, knowledge and experience and through capacity-building. It also aims to promote and reinforce dialogue between the EU and international partners towards greater convergence of data protection principles to build consumer trust and facilitate data flows – and thus trade and other forms of cooperation at bilateral, regional and global level.
The ‘Ministry of Privacy’ is a Privacy Foundation, which is battling huge privacy invasions committed by our governments and corporates, and raising awareness. We define four core tasks: to inform & raise awareness, to react to questions from journalists and citizens, to teach companies and institutions better privacy-practices and litigate when it is really needed. We are currently already litigating against the Belgian government, against the inclusion of fingerprints on identity cards. Privacy is so much more than law. Let’s make it attractive, and understandable.
Privacy First is an Amsterdam-based foundation with the aim to preserve and promote the right to privacy as a universal human right. To this end, Privacy First is active in the areas of political lobbying, legal action and litigation as well as public campaigns. Our core mission is to turn the Netherlands into a guiding nation in the field of privacy and data protection. For this purpose, Privacy First Solutions works with public authorities as well as industry. In addition, Privacy First organizes the annual Dutch Privacy Awards.
Besides co-organizing CPDP, Privacy Salon , organizes activities for the large public. Bearing the name Privacytopia, they take various formats, such as public debates, workshops, film screenings, and, most notably, art exhibitions and installations, targeting primarily the broader general public and aiming at raising awareness and critically reflecting about privacy, data protection, surveillance and other legal, ethical and societal issues raised by the emergence and adoption of technologies. An annual city festival around the themes of privacy and data use, with the same name, will be launched in Brussels in 2022.
Noyb – European Centre for Digital Rights based in Vienna, Austria. The non-profit association noyb is committed to the legal enforcement of European data protection laws. Since 2018, noyb has filed more than 550 cases against numerous intentional infringements by private actors. noyb is funded by more than 4,300 supporting members.
visit.brussels is the Brussels tourist agency. Its mission is to bolster and spread the image of the Brussels-Capital Region. visit.brussels wishes to put Brussels on the local and international map as the capital of 500 million Europeans, the "world city" where 184 different nationalities mingle, making Brussels a cosmopolitan place with permanent links to the rest of the world. The website of visit.brussels has comprehensive information for everyone planning to visit the capital.
Data Protection Officers Network was launched in Romania at the beginning of 2019 and it is offering national and international information of great interest, selected especially for privacy and data protection specialists.
The European Data Protection Law Review (EDPL) is the leading peer-reviewed journal dedicated to European data protection and privacy law. EDPL provides a practical and intellectual forum for analysing issues related to privacy and data protection, data processing, data transfers, civil liberties and technology.
The European Affairs jobsite provides access to 80'000 Legal, Policy, Economics and Communications experts from all over Europe. Hundreds of Consultancies, Law Firms, NGOs, Think Tanks and Industry Associations recruit specialised candidates every month.
EuroLegalJobs is a one-stop shop for recruiting from a pool of thousands of international European legal experts. The candidates are specialised in EU law as well as in Risk and IP Protection, Company Law, EU Law, Data Protection, Finance Law etc.
The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) is the leading voice for digital ID & biometrics in Europe. As a non-profit organisation, EAB represents and connects a growing community of biometrics and digital ID stakeholders from across Europe. Our purpose is to foster innovation, support networking across markets and stakeholders, and provide trusted and impartial advice. Members meet regularly at EAB hosted and partnered events and networking opportunities across Europe.
Future Internet is a journal on Internet technologies and the information society, and has received an increased CiteScore of 4.10, ranks Q2 (104/334) in “Computer Networks and Communications”. It maintains a rigorous and fast peer review system with a median publication time of 33 days from submission to online publication, and 3 days from acceptance to publication.
MO* is a quarterly magazine and a website with a global outlook. MO* contains global news and news about globalization, development cooperation, international relations, climate change, sustainable development, environment, migration, media,… More info: www.mo.be
Privacy Laws & Business, celebrating its 35th year in 2021, provides the world’s longest established international data protection publications and independent conferences with clients in 50+ countries. Services also include roundtables with regulators, recruitment, training, external Data Protection Officer services, consulting and auditing for private and public sectors. We show why and how a positive approach to privacy laws reduces regulatory action, criminal penalties, civil claims and also increases your competitive advantage, helps build and sustain customer and employee trust, and can become a driver of your business strategy.