After months with a lot of work and great feedback, we are extremely happy to have even surpassed our minimal founding goal. With the support of more than 2,000 members that invested in our right to privacy and a number of institutional supporters, we are now ready to start noyb until May 25th 2018 - the day that the new EU data protection rules ("GDPR") will come into force. This is a huge first step in a long journey to #MakePrivacyReal. We are happy to have that many supporters on board and we will now be working to convert your trust in us to enforcement work that changes your rights in daily practice!

Thank you very much for your great support!


Many companies ignore the stringent privacy laws in Europe. This is possible, because it is too complicated and expensive for individual users to claim their rights. noyb will close the gap between law and the reality by collectively enforcing your rights, so that your rights become reality.

Strategic and Effective Enforcement

noyb will pursue strategic and effective enforcement by thoroughly analyzing and prioritizing privacy violations, identifying the legal weak spots of these cases and litigating them with the best possible strategy and the most effective method to achieve maximum impact.

Collaborative Effort

noyb fills a structural gap in private sector privacy enforcement. We will actively cooperate with existing NGOs and groups in the fields of privacy, IT security and consumer protection.

Crucial Moment

In May 2018, the new Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) comes into force – heralding a new era in EU privacy protection with serious, new enforcement mechanisms. It allows NGOs, such as noyb, to collectively enforce your digital rights.

Experienced Team & Members

noyb was initiated by Max Schrems (an Austrian lawyer and privacy advocate) and brings together a large group of experts and institutions from the privacy, tech and consumer rights sectors from all over Europe and beyond.

Focus on Commercial Privacy

noyb will focus on commercial privacy and data protection violations, because they are wide-spread, frequent and affect millions of people. These corporate violations of your privacy and your digital rights are currently not being addressed by other organizations.

European Scope, Global Impact

The new European Data Protection law also applies to any global company doing business in Europe. In practice, this means that effective European enforcement will raise privacy protections worldwide as global products and services will have to meet these EU “gold standards”.

Supporting Business

noyb wants to support businesses that seek to comply with the law, for example, by publishing guidelines and best practices. We also see enforcement against illegal practices as an element to add to fair competition.


To make noyb a reality, we need stable funding. We hope to find enough people who value their right to privacy and pledge an annual contribution of their choice. If we can reach our goals, noyb will become operational in 2018.

Media Coverage:

“The activist whose case against Facebook transformed European privacy law is launching a new organisation to fund data privacy lawsuits, getting ready for a new regulation that could see huge fines for big technology companies.”


«La vision américaine d’un Far West numérique où tout serait permis recule»


“‘noyb – none of your business’ lautet der Name des Vereins. Allein diese Ankündigung dürfte das Budget so mancher Datenschutzabteilungen für das Jahr 2018 deutlich erhöht haben.”


“Time to tell tech firms that private data is ‘none of your business’. Privacy activist is creating a non-profit organisation to fight for data protection.”


“Privatsphäre als Realität: Der Facebook-Kritiker Max Schrems gründet eine Datenschutz-NGO. Mit „noyb“ will er auf der Grundlage der neuen Datenschutzgrundverordnung in der EU den Konzernen zu Leibe rücken.”


“#heiseshow: DSGVO und noyb – Bekommt Europas Datenschutz jetzt Zähne?”


«La protection des données, tout le monde s’en plaint mais personne ne fait jamais rien»


“Verein will Grundrechte gegenüber Tech-Firmen durchsetzen und sammelt Fördermitglieder mit Kickstarter-Methode”


“Max Schrems ist der Mann, den Datensammler wie Facebook vor Gericht fürchten. Nun sucht sein Projekt noyb – “none of your business” – neue Kläger gegen Konzerne.”


“Datenschutz für viele Menschen „greifbar“ machen, das ist das Ziel des neuen Vereins „none of your business“, kurz noyb.”


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