About EDRi

Members of European Digital Rights have joined forces to defend civil rights in the information society. Currently, 33 privacy and civil rights organisations have a membership. They are based or have offices in 19 different countries in Europe.

Founded in June 2002, the Brussels office re-opened in 2009 and has expanded from one to four employees over the past two years. The Board is composed of three members.

Some examples of regulations and developments that have the attention of European Digital Rights are data retention requirements, copyright and fair use restrictions, cybercrime, filtering and blocking of internet content and notice-and-takedown procedures of websites.

EDRi is an international non-profit association (AISBL) under Belgium law granted by decree Nr7/CDLF/14.853/S of 12 February 2003 and registered in Brussels (n° BE0866.466.752). EDRi is registered in the EU Register of Interest Representatives under the number 16311905144-06. See public profile on the EU Register. The statutes of European Digital Rights are available in English and French.

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President: Andreas Krisch
Verein für Internet-Benutzer Österreichs (VIBE!AT) – Austria

Vice-President: Katarzyna Szymielewicz
Panoptykon – Poland

Treasurer: Ot Van Daalen
Amsterdam – Netherlands

You may reach the board via e-mail at board [at] edri.org

Brussels office

You can get in touch with the Brussels office via e-mail at brussels [at] edri.org


Statutory membership is restricted to not-for-profit, non-governmental organisations whose goals include the defence and promotion of civil rights in the field of information- and communication technology. Organisations that wish to join should contact European Digital Rights via board email or one of its members.

If you are a registered organisation, please download the form ODTPDF and send it back to office [at] edri.org.

If you are an individual applying for observer status, please download the form ODTPDF and send it back to office [at] edri.org.

The members of European Digital Rights are (in alphabetic order):


  • Maurice Wessling – The Netherlands
  • Teresa Hackett, EIFL – Ireland
  • Gus Hosein, Privacy International – UK / USA
  • Simon Davies – UK
  • Aljaz Marn – Slovenia
  • Marco Ciurcina – Italy
  • Jonas Maebe – Belgium
  • David Casacuberta – Spain
  • Mélanie Barthezème – AEDH
  • Norbert Bollow – Switzerland
  • Cedric Laurant – Belgium
  • Jérémie Zimmerman – La Quadrature du Net, France
  • Simona Levi – Spain, Xnet
  • Jeremy Malcolm – Consumers International
  • Sandra Mamitzsch – AK Vorrat, Germany
  • Edward Hasbrouck – Papers Please, USA
  • Rikke Frank Jørgensen – Denmark
  • Marc Rotenberg – EPIC, USA
  • Petr Kucera – Czech Republic
  • Christiana Mauro – Hungary
  • André Loconte – NURPA, Belgium
  • Alexander Sander – Germany, NoPNR
  • Axel Arnbak – Netherlands
  • Karsten Neumann – Vereinigung für Datenschutz, Germany
  • Jaromil Denis Roio – Dyne.org, Netherlands
  • André Meister – AK Zensur, Germany
  • Jan Engelmann – Wikimedia, Germany
  • Siim Tuisk – Estonia
  • Hauke Gierow – Reporter ohne Grenzen, Germany
  • Brian Pellot – Index on Censorship
  • Ot van Daalen – Netherlands
  • Cedric Knight – GreenNet, UK