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Lobby In/Policy Out? Assessing Lobbyist Influence on the GDPR

Jockum Hildén


This contribution demonstrates to what extent lobbyists were successful in shaping the contents of the General Data Protection Regulation. By comparing the different versions submitted by the EU institutions to position papers, this contribution shows that key concepts in the GDPR were first introduced by interest representatives.
Keywords: Lobbying | General Data Protection Regulation | Legislative Process

Jockum Hildén is a postdoctoral researcher in the Communication Rights in the Age of Digital Disruption research consortium funded by the Academy of Finland. For Correspondence: <>


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