Annual Report 2020 out now

Jun 24, 2021

Our third year of fighting for privacy: Annual Report 2020 out now

After successfully setting up our team, office and processes in the past years, 2020 marks the year in which we could truly focus on our legal work and enforcement strategy. Our team in Vienna grew to 15 people from 10 countries by the end of the year and was responsible for more than 125 complaints and six cases before courts, as well as our home-made wiki GDPRhub and keeping our processes up and running. In July 2020, we celebrated our biggest success so far when the European Court of Justice invalidated Privacy Shield and ultimately changed how data transfers need to be handled in the future. Furthermore, substantial fines have been imposed based on our complaints.

As for many others, 2020 was a tough year for us at noyb. We spent numerous months working from home and holding our meetings remotely. Being a donation-funded NGO in tense economic times is not easy, since we strongly depend on supporting members, institutions, public funding and donations by pro-privacy businesses. We are all the more grateful to our long-standing and also newly acquired supporters for enabling us to continue our work beyond this crisis year 2020.

Read all about our new and ongoing projects, financials and plans for 2021 in noyb’s Annual Report 2020!