Press Release

Max Schrems starts crowdfunding for new non-profit organization NOYB with two press conferences in Vienna and Brussels on November 28, 2017. StartPage  will support the organization with Euro 20.000,- and raise awareness within their own community. The project, including crowdfunding, will be presented at press conferences in both Brussels and Vienna. Attending will be StartPage’s marketing- and communications manager, Christiaan Solcer.

The press conference will start at 5:30 PM at the Renaissance Brussels Hotel next to the European Parliament. The crowdfunding will start at the same time: Any company or private person will be able to show their support for digital rights, privacy and the protection of data.

Robert Beens, CEO of, considers the new NGO an important strategic partner against the relatively tame approach to data protection laws we see in Europe:

«EU privacy laws need to be enforced. NOYB will be able to do this. They have a very impressive track record, and seem ideally positioned to fight for our digital rights. European Privacy Search engine fully supports NOYB. They will to be a privacy force to reckon with!»

Partnership for better privacy

NOYB will focus on consumer rights and offer expert knowledge in cooperation with other organizations. It aims to improve privacy and legal certainty in order to prevent abuse during data confidentiality procedures. NOYB will also offer its expertise in case of legal disputes against companies that put more emphasis on profit maximization than data protection.

Government monitoring will not be the focus of NOYB, as there are already numerous organizations that aim to improve the privacy of citizens, and surveillance laws are always a national matter. Consumer protection from a privacy perspective is currently a stepchild, however, and needs to be strengthened throughout the EU.

As a professional, strategic and determined organization, NOYB is the perfect partner for privacy services such as The privacy search engine set new standards for online privacy over a decade ago and has been working tirelessly to develop new, user-friendly technologies to improve people’s privacy on the internet.