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Position papers

ESOMAR works with other associations to monitor international data protection and privacy policy developments and to assess the implications of proposed legislation, for market, social and opinion research. To support researchers worldwide, ESOMAR, in consultation with our expert committees and key stakeholders, develops position papers for regulators which explain and advocate the legitimate requirements of research. By coooperating with national and international associations, ESOMAR provides a global industry voice.

All of our position papers, produced since 2009, can be found on this page and browsed by subject/year.

* = denotes a joint paper with EFAMRO
** = CASRO paper endorsed by ESOMAR
*** = Joint paper with CASRO

2014

14 January 2014
ESOMAR Legislation Review
Poland: Draft Data Protection Act
.pdf (825 KB)


EFAMRO/ESOMAR Letter to Justice and Home Ministers *
.pdf (256 Kb)

2013

12 February 2013
Position Statement on Draft Albrecht Report *
.pdf (309 Kb)

26 April 2013
Position Statement to MEPs regadering GPDR *
.pdf (199 Kb)

31 July 2013
Letter to Mr Hustinx regarding GPDR *
.pdf (377 Kb)

4 October 2013
ESOMAR Legislation Review
OECD: Guidelines on the protection of privacy and transborder flows of personal data
.pdf (1.9 Mb)

19 September 2013
ESOMAR Legislation Review
Slovakia: New data protection act
.pdf (806 Kb)

Essentials on Europe's Data Protection Regulation
.pdf (65 Kb)

Briefing Note #2 - Update on Loi Bertrand
.pdf (162 Kb)

25 September 2013
ESOMAR Legislation Review
California: AB-370 Consumers: Internet privacy
.pdf (175 Kb)

2012

Research sector response to the EC public consultation on Internet of Things / RFID - July 2012
.pdf (83 Kb)

Response to the Council of Europe public consultation (2012 edition) on the modernisation of Convention 108 *
.pdf (181 Kb)

2011

Research sector response to the EC consultation on unfair commercial practices – October 2011 *
.pdf (77 Kb)

Response to the Consultation on the European Commission's Communication “A comprehensive approach on personal data protection in the European Union” *
.pdf (157 Kb)

Response to the Council of Europe consultation on the modernisation of Convention 108 *
.pdf (151 Kb)

Research sector response to: ‘A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers **

Research sector submission to W3C October 2011 ***
.pdf (191 Kb)

Research sector position on Do-Not-Track: W3C Online Tracking and User Privacy Workshop ***
.pdf (224 Kb)

2010

Response to the targeted stakeholder consultation by the European Commission on the EU legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data *
.pdf (93 Kb)

Response to the European Commission consultation on re-use of public sector data *
.pdf (115 Kb)

2009

Response to the European Commission consultation on the legal framework for the fundamental right to protection of personal data *
.pdf (111 Kb)