NOYB, based in Vienna, Austria, is a non-profit organization founded by Max Schrems, an Austrian lawyer and data protection activist. NOYB’s aim is to take legal action to enforce the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The European Parliament shows a bad example
A few days ago the NGO made a surprising announcement. Indeed, NOYB accuses the European Parliament of violating the GDPR. This is called a shame, but let’s dig a little closer to try to understand the situation. NOYB explains in its report that the European Parliament’s intranet, where employees can book their PCR tests, would send more than 150 requests to third-party companies such as Google and Stripe.
Max Schrems explains disappointed:“Authorities and especially EU institutions must lead by example in order to comply with the law. This also applies to data transfers outside the EU. By using US providers, the European Parliament has given US authorities access to the data of its employees and members. “
In addition, NOYB notes that the cookie banner used on the website is not clear enough and is sometimes misleading. According to the NGO, the lack of information prevents us from really knowing the amount of cookies placed by the browser. Furthermore, this banner would be too stimulating to trick the user into accepting all cookies.
To get things back in the right order, NOYB has decided to accompany six MEPs to assist them with a complaint submitted to the European Data Protection Supervisor. At the moment the European Parliament has refused to comment on the situation. Business to follow.