Max Schrems

Max Schrems
Privacy Activist

Max Schrems is an Austrian lawyer, author and privacy activist. He is recognized as the individual who filed a complaint against the European arm of Facebook to prohibit the further transfer of data to the United States, a privilege established via the EU Commission's Safe Harbour Agreement and one Max claimed was in direct violation of EU privacy laws. He was very actively involved in the European debate over the General Data Protection Regulation. His ongoing fight to ensure data protection led him to found noyb, “none of your business,” an organization dedicated to closing the gap between privacy laws and the reality of corporate practice.