Data Protection Lawyer, Founder and chairman of noyb
Max Schrems, born 1987 in Salzburg, studied law in Vienna. He was exchange Student in Santa Clara University where he was confronted with Facebook's practices and started legal action against the company. In 2016 EU-US data transfer agreement "Safe Harbor" was invalidated by Court of Justice, as well as "Privacy Shield" in 2020 due to legal actions by Max Schrems. In 2017 he founded the privacy NGO noyb - European Center for Digital Rights which is committed to enforcing data protection laws, especially the GDPR.