EVENT – Deep pockets, open doors: big tech lobbying in Brussels

Lucinda Pearson
19 February, 2021

 Report launch and online panel 

When: Thursday 25 February 2021, 16:00-17:00 CET 
Where: Zoom, register here 

Every day, we collectively generate around 2.5 quintillion bytes of data through our online activities, and over the past 12 months our lives have moved even further into the digital space.  

Large tech companies play a big role in shaping our daily lives. They also play a big role in shaping the EU policies that affect millions of citizens. Our new report, Deep pockets, open doors, analyses the lobbying activities of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft over the past few years in Brussels, Paris, Dublin and London.  

Join us for the launch of this new research, plus a panel discussion on the issue of big tech lobbying in Brussels. We’ll be talking budgets, tactics, revolving doors and what the EU needs to do to give citizens the full picture on how internet giants influence EU legislation. 


16:00-16:05 Opening remarks 
Michiel van Hulten, Director, Transparency International EU 

16:05-16:15 Presentation of Deep pockets, open doors 
Raphael Kergueno, Policy Officer, Transparency International EU 
16:15-16:55 Panel discussion 
Moderated by Michiel van Hulten 

  • Marietje Schaake: International Policy Director, Stanford University Cyber Policy Center  
  • Matina Stevis-Gridneff: Brussels Correspondent, The New York Times 
  • Raphael Kergueno: Policy Officer, Transparency International EU 
  • Vitor Teixeira: Political Integrity Coordinator, Transparency International EU 
  • Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck: Founder & CEO, Lie Detectors

16:55-17:00 Closing remarks 
Raphael Kergueno, Policy Officer, Transparency International EU 

Register here

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