About Us

Your data. Your rights. is the consumer information portal on the new EU data protection rules. An online learning game, short explanatory videos and easy-to-read texts bring consumers closer to their new and enhanced rights after the data protection reform. Sample letters help you to apply these rights.

The Digital Society e.V. implements the project with funding from the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection. The press release for the start of the project can be read here.


Dear visitors of freedigitalspirit.com,

Since 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) has introduced new and uniform rules on the protection of personal data throughout the EU. As the DSGVO introduces partly new rules and legal concepts, there are still some uncertainties and unanswered questions that can only be clarified legally through jurisprudence and practice in the course of time. This includes, for example, the clear clarification of the question on which of the legal bases of the GDPR referred to in Article 6 may be based on which conventional data processing. For example, the precise distinction between the legal basis of the consent (Article 6 (1) (a) and the contract (Article 6 (1) (b)) and the scope of the so-called “legitimate interest” of the data processor (Article 6 (1) lit. f.) is still unclear.

Effective advocacy for digital citizen and consumer rights

At national and European level, there are a multitude of companies, security organizations and their associations promoting their one-sided interests. What has been missing so far is a strong user representation, which interferes with current legal processes, writes opinions from the user’s point of view and expresses these interests in hearings and in discussions with politicians.