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European Privacy Association

Identification number in the register: 97050032046-57
Registration date: 23/07/2009 14:03:15

The information on this entity was last modified on: 26/07/2016 21:30:17
The date of the last annual update was: 26/07/2016 21:30:17
Next update due latest on: 26/07/2017

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

European Privacy Association



    Section of registration

IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions

Think tanks and research institutions

    Contact details

Square de Meeus, 37 (4e.)
Bruxelles 1000

(+32)2 808 6746

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Florian Damas

Managing Director

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Paolo Balboni


    Goals / remit

EPA's mission is to promote forward-thinking, effective, and sustainable protection of personal data, powered by our independent research and analysis. Our focus is on providing the public debate and institutions with independent scientific research and analysis, expanding our focus on privacy and data protection regulation to include the vast field of data science. We accomplish this by way of the extraordinary community of experts that we have gathered to participate in our Scientific Committee.

  • European
  • global

    Specific activities covered by the Register

EU Data protection regulation reform and directive.

Balboni P., Pelino E., Scudiero L. (2014) Rethinking the one-stop-shop mechanism: legal certainty and legitimate expectation, 30 Computer Law & Science Review, 392-402

Balboni P., Macenaite M. (2013) Privacy by design and anonymisation techniques in action: Case study of Ma3tch technology. Computer Law & Security Review Volume 29, Issue 4, August 2013, Pages 330–340

Balboni P., Pelino E. (2013) Law Enforcement Agencies’ activities in the cloud environment: a European legal perspective Information & Communications Technology Law Volume 22, Issue 2, 2013.

Balboni P., Cooper, D., Imperiali R. and Macenaite, M. (2013) Legitimate interest of the data controller New data protection paradigm: legitimacy grounded on appropriate protection International Data Privacy Law (2013) 3 (4): 244-261.




Paolo Balboni particiaptes in The Cloud Select Industry Group (C-SIG) - Code of Conduct Subgroup.



Privacy, data protection, data security and data science are the focus of our work. The Association, working with an extensive Policy and Scientific Committee and its Fellows, develops high quality research projects relating to relevant ICT issues.

European Commission Proposals on the data protection reform:

- Brussels, 25.1.2012. COM(2012) 11 final 2012/0011 (COD).
Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation).

- Brussels, 25.1.2012 COM(2012) 10 final 2012/0010 (COD).
Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and the free movement of such data.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

25%: 5



Five individuals currently serve EPA. None of the them are employees of the Association. One of them follows the weekly management of the organization which includes the communication, organization of activities and events. One individual represents the organization legally and a third publicly deals with the scientific work that the organization carries out including writing and researching. A fourth individual follows the accounting in her position as Treasurer and the fifth is the president who oversees the work of the organization.

The scientific work of the organization is conducted with the external collaboration of the Scientific Committee.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Education
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Research and Technology

    Membership and affiliation


The Scientific Committee has 12 members and 10 who are Fellows, also natural persons. In 2014 we received donations from two companies which funded a research project that we carried out in 2015.


In 2015 EPA received no corporate funding.

EPA regularly works with a number of supporters (Fellows and Scientific Committee members) that share their privacy and data protection experiences and best practices with the Association and contribute to the development of privacy, data protection and data security while assuring sustainability, growth and innovation.

    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

10,000 € - 24,999 €

22,611 €

0 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

0 €

0 €

22,611 €

0 €

22,611 €

EPA currently does not have any corporate Supporters. In the past it has had a number of sustaining Supporters, both European and non-European, including both industry players and natural persons. The entirety of EPA's budget is used for daily operations and the elaboration of the scientific work of the association which consists of research and writing papers.

Fellow Supportership (Natural persons): 100.00 Euro per year

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.