EPIC has given the 2013 International Privacy Champion Award to Max Schrems, the organizer of Europe v. Facebook. (Support). EPIC called Max "an innovative and effective spokesperson for the right to privacy." EPIC cited his work to obtain his personal information collected by Facebook, which has inspired more than 40,000 users around the world to make similar access requests, helping to ensure greater transparency of Internet companies. Previous award recipients include Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart, European Parliamentarian Sophie In't Veld, Australian Jurist Michael Kirby, and Constitutional Law Scholar Stefano Rodotà. The award is given by EPIC annually in recognition of January 28, International Privacy Day.
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