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Profile of registrant


Identification number in the register: 71149477682-53
Registration date: 11/01/12 17:05:37

The information on this organisation was last modified on 22/12/14 10:17:01
The date of the last annual update was 22/12/14 10:17:01

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Access
Legal status: NGO
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Joseph Steele
Position: Operations Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Raegan MacDonald
Position: European Policy Manager

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 34 West 27th Street, 6th Floor 
New York 10001
Telephone number: (+1) 888 414 1000
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Rue Belliard 20, 5th Floor
1040 Brussels

Telephone number: +32 486 301 096

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Access defends and extends the digital rights of users at risk around the world. By combining innovative policy, user engagement, and direct technical support, we fight for open and secure communications for all.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

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

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information: 1 European policy Manager
1 Policy Analyst
1 Policy Intern

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Raegan MacDonald 13/09/14 11/09/15
Estelle Massé 03/12/14 01/12/15


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

Access is a nonprofit NGO which advocates for the protection of human rights in the digital environment by ensuring an open internet where the rights of citizens - including freedom of expression, freedom of association, access to information and privacy - are upheld. This includes, but is not limited to, copyright and intellectual property issues, privacy (e.g. data protection, data retention, etc) and freedom of expression (media plurality, etc).

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Communication
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks


Total number of members that are natural persons: 20
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


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

Access is a member of European Digital Rights (EDRi)

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 1,818,458
of which public financing: 645,705
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 645,705
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 1,172,753
- donations: 27,757
- contributions from members:
private sector : 456,658
foundations : 684,333
Civil society : 4,005
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 50000  € - 100000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

All information about Access funding can be found at

Code of conduct

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

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
Raegan MacDonald