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Profile of registrant

European Privacy Association

Identification number in the register: 97050032046-57
Registration date: 23/07/09 14:03:15

The information on this organisation was last modified on 22/07/14 11:03:04
The date of the last annual update was 10/07/14 11:19:28

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: European Privacy Association
Acronym: EPA
Legal status: ASBL
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Karin Riis-Jorgensen
Position: Chair

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Balboni Paolo
Position: Scientific Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 37 (4e.) Square de Meeus 
Bruxelles 1000
Telephone number: (+32) 2 808 6746
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: email:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Association strives to enhance privacy, e-security and data protection across Europe and beyond, considering that privacy is a
fundamental right.

The Association will:

1.Provide a ‘space’ for bringing together experts across Europe (and beyond), engage, and collaborate on new policies which help enhance privacy, e-security and data protection in a sustainable way.

2.Work as a pan-European network of privacy, data protection and security experts, from a broad range of backgrounds, through a Scientific Committee, Business Members and Policy makers.

3.Encourage the development of transparent, easily accessible and intelligible information to the data subject (also by way of data protection seals and marks), accountability and privacy-by-design.

EPA brings stakeholders together as so to find solutions that work best for all parties. The Association is non-political and works closely with government officials, citizens and industry.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information: Three individuals serve EPA. None of the three are employees or receive any compensation for the work that they do for the Association. One of them follows the weekly management of the organization which includes the communication, organization of activities and events and the relationship with affiliates and stakeholders. The two other individuals represent the organization legally and publically and deal with the scientific work that the organization carries out including writing and researching.

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

EPA currently does not have corporate Supporters.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Privacy, data protection, cyber-security and related such matters is EPA's organisational emphasis. The Association, working with an extensive Policy and Scientific Committee and its Fellows, develops high quality research projects relating to relevant ICT issues. The Association also organizes events that successfully bring together all stakeholders, fostering open discussion.

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.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • 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


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

EPA currently does not have corporate Supporters.

EPA regularly works with a number of Supporters (Fellows and Policy 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

Financial year: 07/2013 - 07/2014
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

EPA currently does not have 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 the organization of events and the elaboration of the scientific work of the association which consists of research and writing papers.

Supporter contributions vary upon status:

"Full" Supporter: 10,000.00 Euro per year
"Light" Supporter: 1,000.00 Euro per year
Fellow/Scientific Committee Membership (Natural persons): 100.00 Euro per year

Code of conduct

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