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Maximilian Schrems

Co-founder, NOYB – European Center for Digital Rights

Maximilian Schrems is an Austrian activist and author who became known for campaigns against Facebook for its privacy violations, including violations of European privacy laws and the alleged transfer of personal data to the US National Security Agency as part of the NSA's PRISM program.

He is a co-founder of NOYB – European Center for Digital Rights, a non-profit organization based in Austria, with the aim to  launch strategic court cases and media initiatives in support of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the proposed ePrivacy Regulation, and information privacy in general.