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. Keep an eye out for the program of this years' RightsCon which will take place June 9-12, 2020 in Costa Rica!
The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) defends the interests of all Europe’s consumers and represent 45 independent national consumer organisations from 32 European countries. We bring consumers’ viewpoints from across Europe to the EU policy-making arena. BEUC is acknowledged as a trustworthy representative by both decision-makers and opponents alike, thanks in particular to the collective skills, knowledge and expertise of our member organisations. BEUC is fortunate to benefit directly from their experience and day-to-day contact with consumers at grass roots level. BEUC supports the empowerment of consumers through competitive markets, but complemented by health and safety safeguards. Only safe products and services, which do not put at risk our health, future generations or the environment, should be available on the EU market. In addition, regulatory measures must protect their economic and legal interests. Our prioritised topics are: financial services, food, consumer rights, enforcement & redress, digitalrights, sustainability, safety, trade, energy, competition and health.
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.
The Liga voor Mensenrechten (the League for Human Rights) is a Belgian human rights NGO, founded in 1979. The Liga argues that human rights ensure our safety and freedom. The Liga promotes respect for human rights and monitors human rights violations in Belgium via: ⁃ Awareness raising about human rights among the general public (eg. Human Rights Prize, Big Brother Awards, debates, media presence, workshops). ⁃ Advocacy work focusing on issues such as privacy, the balance between security and freedom, discrimination and detention. ⁃ Strategic litigation focused on the highest Belgian courts such as the Constitutional Court and the Conseil d’Etat.
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.
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.
Privacy Laws & Business, celebrating its 34th year in 2020, 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.