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ABOUT US

The Digital Policy Alliance (EURIM) is the politically neutral, cross-party policy voice of the internet and technology sector.
Informing policy for a competitive, inclusive, networked society

WHAT WE DO
The Digital Policy Alliance, originally founded in 1993 as EURIM, alerts EU and UK Parliamentarians and policy makers to the potential impacts, implications, and unintended consequences of policies which interact with and leverage online and digital technologies.

WHAT WE ARE
We are an independent, not-for-profit, cross-party, broad-based membership organisation, which for the purpose of financial transparency is a company limited by guarantee. Our chairman is independent cross-bench peer the Earl of Erroll.

WHO WE ARE
We are financed by subscriptions from our non-parliamentary members, who include corporate suppliers and users of digital technology, trade organisations and small businesses. We are unique in our network of alliances with policy bodies, academia, charities, industry groupings, central, local and regional governments, and other membership organisations.

HOW WE OPERATE
We focus on digitally-related topics – such as ubiquitous broadband, cyber security and e-crime, data protection, lifelong learning and telehealth, next generation Internet and Smart UK – and form working groups which produce plain language summary briefings for Parliamentarians, Ministers, civil servants and industry members. We promote our findings to policy decision-makers and influencers through a programme of targeted events.

WHAT WE ARE NOT
We are not a lobbying group. There is no party political prioritisation to our work. We do not get involved in campaigning. We do not advocate positions on behalf of individual members or interest groups. We do not promote specific technologies.

SOME ACHIEVEMENTS
* We set the agenda for the original European Telecommunication liberalisation programme.
* We helped establish the priorities for Transformational Government, including the need to address the issues of secure data sharing.
* We alerted Government to the need for more effective co-ordination and collaboration with industry in the fight against e-crime and helped set the agenda for a number of Government anti e-crime initiatives.

DPA Key Information  ~  DPA Objectives and Plans for 2013