Nov 292017
 
 November 29, 2017  Posted by  Featured News, Non-U.S.

John Leonard reports:

Privacy activist Max Schrems is setting up a non-profit organisation to help citizens take on the tech giants in court.

Schrems, whose complaint against Facebook’s practices of transferring European citizens’ personal data to the US led to the downfall of the Safe Harbour agreement, is seeking to take advantage of the strengthened enforcement mechanisms that are written into the EU GDPR data protection legislation, which allows non-profit organisations to defend individual’s privacy rights in the courts.

The new organisation is called NOYB (none of your business) and describes itself as a ‘European privacy enforcement organisation that enforces your rights in a systematic and effective way‘.

Read more on The Inquirer.

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