|Lijsttrekker and spokesperson, Dutch Pirate Party|
|Preceded by||Samir Allioui|
|Succeeded by||Ancilla van de Leest|
|Born||1968 (age 53–54)|
|Political party||Pirate Party of the Netherlands|
Dirk Poot (born 1968) is a Dutch programmer and politician who is a former lijsttrekker and spokesperson for the board of the Pirate Party of the Netherlands. Poot was the lijsttrekker of the Dutch Pirate Party for the Dutch parliamentary elections in 2012 and fourth on the list for the Pirate Party in the 2010 Dutch parliamentary elections.
When he was younger, Poot was a member of the Jongerenorganisatie Vrijheid en Democratie (JOVD), the youth organization of the main Dutch conservative party, the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD).
He has been blogging about democracy, privacy, and medical issues since 2005. He has written about collection and storage of sensitive information in government databases, in particular the Electronic Patient Record (EPR).
Dutch Pirate Party
He was fourth on the list for the Pirate Party in the 2010 Dutch parliamentary elections. Since 2011, he has been a member of the board of the Dutch Pirate Party, and the board's spokesperson since December 2011. In the 2012 parliamentary elections in the Netherlands, he was the first candidate of the Dutch Pirate Party.
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- ^ a b c d e f g h i j Poot, Dirk (21 September 2012). "Interview with Dirk Poot, candidate of the Dutch Pirate Party". PirateTimes (Interview). Interviewed by Schiffer, Patrick. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
- ^ a b c d e f g "Dirk Poot". piratenpartij.nl (in Dutch). Piratenpartij. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
- ^ a b Darroch, Gordon (20 August 2012). "Pirate Party blunder leaks hundreds of members' email addresses". The Amsterdam Herald. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
- ^ a b "Dirk Poot Bio". joop.nl (in Dutch). Joop. Archived from the original on 11 June 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
- ^ a b Ernesto (3 September 2012). "Dutch Pirate Party Ready To Enter National Parliament". TorrentFreak. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
- Dirk Poot's bio on Dutch Pirate Party website