noyb uses best practices from consumer rights groups, privacy activists, hackers, and legal tech initiatives and merges them into a stable European enforcement platform. With the many enforcement possibilities under the European data protection regulation (GDPR), noyb is able to submit data protection complaints with local authorities and file procedures in national courts. We follow the idea of targeted and strategic litigation in order to strengthen your right to privacy.
Cookie banners appear at every corner of the web, often making it extremely complicated to click anything but the accept button: a clear violation of the GDPR.
Profiling & Automated Decision Making
Companies obtain personal information on individuals from a variety of different sources and use these digitally created profiles to make automated decisions.
Online & Mobile tracking
Companies track their user‘s online and mobile movements in order to tailor and target ads to a select group of people.
Identification & Authentication
Many controllers request unrelated additional information in routine identity checks, aiming at expanding their own data base and frustrating users.
In order to reduce the risks of intercepted data, the GDPR requires companies to implement appropriate security measures.
Credit scoring agencies give individuals a credit worthiness score to evaluate the risks of lending said person money or extending a post-paid service.
The fundamental conflict between US surveillance and European data protection laws can only be overcome with a common standard for privacy protections.
Data Subject Rights
The GDPR empowers individuals with concrete data subject rights that give them control over their own personal data.
Forced Consent & Consent Bypass
Tech giants often times force their customers to consent to almost any form of data processing by giving them one option: accept or don’t use the service.
Political Microtargeting, Manipulation & Tracking
Microtargeting allows political players to target different messages to different people and therefore manipulate democratic principles such as fair elections.
National Administrative Procedures and DPA inactivity
We regularly challenge the lack of GDPR enforcement by national DPAs before national courts.
A new directive allows noyb to file class actions for data protection violations on behalf of thousands of affected people.
Biometrics is the measurement and analysis of people's unique physical and behavioral characteristics and can be used for surveillance purposes.
Personalized advertising often involves tracking a user across multiple websites, which can raise concerns about monitoring and profiling.