Max Schrems


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

Schrems is the founder of NOYB – European Center for Digital Rights.

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June 24, 2021 2:00 PM
Keynote: Max Schrems, Author and Renowned Data Protection Activist, Chairperson of NOYB (Brought to you by GRC TV)

Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems is best known as the man who held Facebook to account for its treatment of EU users' personal data—and brought down two transatlantic privacy frameworks in the process.

Last summer's "Schrems II" case caused major disruption to EU-U.S. data transfers and shone a light on intrusive U.S. surveillance laws. But for Schrems and fellow campaigners at nonprofit group NOYB (None of Your Business), the matter is far from settled.

We're excited to welcome leading data privacy activist Max Schrems following his landmark 'Schrems II' case last year. Hear Max’s reflection on the past 3 years of GDPR and what the future holds.

His latest campaign with NOYB targets "cookie banner terror" online. "Frustrating people into clicking ‘okay’ is a clear violation of the GDPR’s principles. Under the law, companies must facilitate users to express their choice and design systems fairly," Max said.