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

2016 Position Papers

Brexit and the need for research

ESOMAR, together with 8 associations representing civil society and research, has sent an open letter calling the EU institutions to redouble efforts towards more citizen-centric and evidence based policy-making. If you are in agreement with the key recommendations of the open letter, you can formally register your support through a form, by clicking the button "Show your support" below.

Read the Press Release article

19 July 2016
ESOMAR Open Letter
Brexit and the need for research
.pdf (474 KB)

Show your support to open letter "Brexit and the need for research"

If you want to show your support to the key recommendations of the open letter on "Brexit and the need for research", you can do so by filling out the form below.

If you want to support the open letter as an organisation, please contact Mirko Cosentino providing your company logo and a brief explanation of your reasons for supporting the open letter.


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By providing this information you will automatically be listed as a supporter of the open letter.

Supporters of open letter "Brexit and the need for research"

  • Catherine Heurtebise, journalist, CHC, France
  • Jean Henaff, Semiotician / marketing consultant, France
  • ELISABETH COSNEFROY, CEO, ADEQUATION MR, France
  • Kloe Fowler, Research Officer/Civil Servant, United Kingdom (GB)
  • Renata Sadunisvili, Social and Market research professional, Lithuania
  • Wander Meijer, Director Asia Pacific, GlobeScan, Hong Kong
  • Jesús Anguita , Qualitative independent research, Quali?pace , Spain
  • Elio PENNISI, Market Analyst, Italy
  • NOELIA DE MIGUEL, Marketing Researcher, Spain
  • Francisco Pereira, Research Director, Carat, Portugal
  • Raimund Wildner, Market Researcher / Managing Director, GfK Verein, Germany
  • Jens Uwe Kern, Owner, ITC, Andorra
  • Lena Sandell, Managing Director, Finnpanel, Finland
  • Adam Phillips, Managing Director Real Research Ltd, Real Research Ltd, United Kingdom (GB)
  • Joanne Robbibaro, Senior VIce President, General Manager, United States
  • Joanne Robbibaro, Senior VIce President, General Manager, United States
  • Enrique Domingo, Chair of Professional Standards Committee, ESOMAR, Spain
  • Hartmut Scheffler, Managing Director, TNS, Germany
  • Patricio PAGANI, Executive Director, Infotools LTD, New Zealand
  • gary joyce, managing partner, consulting firm, Genesis, Ireland
  • Mike Cooke, Global Director: Panel Management, GfK, United Kingdom (GB)
  • Alexander Shashkin, Chief Executive Officer, Online Market Intelligence (OMI), Russian Federation
  • Sophie Goudet, General Manager, TNS opinion, Belgium
  • Luis Pistoni, Director Comercial, Spain
  • Richard Colwell, CEO, RED C Research & Marketing Ltd, Ireland
  • Joaquim Bretcha, Economist, Netquest, Spain
  • Elio PENNISI, Market Analyst, Italy
  • Jesus Anguita, qualitative researcher, Qualispace Spain, Spain
  • Ben Lepez, Managing Director, Nordic Viewpoint, Sweden
  • Mickael Tournier, Strategy Agency, Switzerland

9 March 2016
ESOMAR/WAPOR Position Statement on Polling in Greece
.pdf (169 KB)

2015 Position Papers

14 December 2015
EFAMRO/ESOMAR/SYNTEC/WAPOR Position Statement to GDPR Trilogue Negotiators *
.pdf (563 KB)

5 May 2015
Position Statement to DAPIX on further possible revisions to Article 83 *
.pdf (381 KB)

4 April 2015
Summary Position Statement for the EU GDPR Trilogue
.pdf (261 KB)

2014 Position Papers

20 October 2014
EFAMRO/ESOMAR/WAPOR Letter to DAPIX Group on EU GDPR *
.pdf (851 KB)

March 2014
EFAMRO/ESOMAR Letter to Justice and Home Ministers *
.pdf (256 KB)

2014 Legislation Reviews

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

2013 Position Papers

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

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

23 April 2013
Final recommendations for GDPR in Trilogue *
.pdf (121 KB)

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

2013 Legislation Reviews

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

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

ESOMAR Legislation Review
Briefing Note #2 - Update on Loi Bertrand
.pdf (162 KB)

ESOMAR Legislation Review
Essentials on Europe's Data Protection Regulation
.pdf (65 KB)

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