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Lobby-tomy

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The lobby-tomy 9: lessons of the lobby. What will the Netherlands do?

The new European privacy law was a feast for lobbyists, but how did the Dutch government deal with all that information? And is lobbying bad?

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The lobby-tomy 8: anti-fraud! The other magic word

Anti-fraud is an important argument for less privacy protection. Insurance companies, banks, and lenders use it to get access to data.

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The lobby-tomy 7: not all roads lead to privacy

Within the privacy world, different schools of thought exist. Connecting different viewpoints to a seemingly positive ideology is also a persuasion strategy.

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The lobby-tomy 6: not in my backyard!

Something you’ll hear in policy debates on the environment: windmills are fun and obviously good for the environment, but we don’t want them in our backyard. This argument doesn’t just apply to the debate on the environment, but apparently also in the debate on privacy protection. Sectors would rather not see privacy rules applied to […]

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The lobby-tomy 5: legal help or political choices?

Is legal help always objective? Writing laws is a complicated process. A frequently used lobby strategy involves offering “legal help” and arguments that promise legal certainty. Parties claim to make no substantive choices for policy makers, but is that really the case?

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The lobby-tomy 4: Innovation is the magic word

If there is one term that seems to be popular in the current political climate, it’s “innovation.” Lobbying is about convincing policy makers of the importance of your position. But is innovation really a good argument?

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The lobby-tomy 3: who are lobbying?

Did you know that there are 340,000 dentists in Europe? And that they lobby about privacy? Who else lobbies? How do parties/groups create coalitions to persuade policy makers? What’s the mayor of Amsterdam doing in Brussels? In this blog on the privacy lobby we describe the different parties that are lobbying.

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The lobby-tomy 2: What was the lobbying about?

What do companies really think about privacy protection? Publicly everybody thinks privacy is important, but do they think the same thing behind closed doors? What were the hot issues during the lobby and did everybody treat privacy protection well?

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Data Protection Lobby-tomy 1: Influencing the Dutch government

The new European data protection regulation is the most lobbied piece of legislation in Europe thus far because the subject is very important and touches upon almost every aspect of our daily lives. That’s why we used the Dutch freedom of information act to ask the government to publicize all the lobby documents they received […]