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Stichting Bits of Freedom (Bof)

Identification number in the register: 01826979097-76
Registration date: 05/07/2012 16:16:57

The information on this entity was last modified on: 09/03/2015 15:28:00
The date of the last annual update was: 09/03/2015 15:28:00
Next update due latest on: 09/03/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Stichting Bits of Freedom (Bof)



    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Bickersgracht, 208
P.O. box: 10746
Amsterdam 1013LH

(+31) 644995711

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Hans de Zwart


    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Hans de Zwart


    Goals / remit

Bits of Freedom is the Dutch digital rights organization, focusing on privacy and communications freedom in the digital age. Bits of Freedom strives to influence legislation and self-regulation, on a national and a European level.

Freedom and privacy on the internet are under threat, with far-reaching consequences for the daily lives of millions of internet users. Their data are being collected ever more frequently and for an ever longer period. Their access to websites can be blocked. It is even being proposed to cut off users from the internet altogether. Meanwhile, the development of innovative services is also under threat.

The coming years will be decisive for the future of privacy and freedom on the internet. Now, we need to ensure that each internet user can decide for her- or himself what happens to their private data. Now, we have to act to make sure that each internet user can continue to enjoy an open and free internet without borders.

Bits of Freedom stands up for your freedom and privacy on the internet. We fight for an internet that is open for everyone, where everyone can continue sharing information, and where private communication remains private. Our strength is combining a broad range of expertise, a constructive lobby where possible, and sharp action where necessary.

  • European
  • national

    Specific activities covered by the Register

Bits of Freedom's main activities are related to privacy and control of personal data, government surveillance, copyright legislation, international trade agreements (when they affect digital human rights), cyber security, net neutrality, internet filters and data breaches.








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

25%: 3



The level of activity varies widely according to EU activity on our topics. Nobody is 100% focussed on the EU.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Rejo ZENGER 17/12/2014 15/12/2015

    Fields of interest

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

    Membership and affiliation



Bits of Freedom is a founding member of EDRi (European Digital Rights initiative).

    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

< 9,999 €

480,552 €

0 €

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

480,552 €

480,552 €

Full financial information is available at:

    Code of conduct

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