You have the right to mandate an NGO to lodge a complaint on your behalf when the following conditions are fulfilled:
- the NGO is constituted in accordance with the law;
- the NGO pursues a public interest objective (for example improving citizens’ life in the consumer area);
- the NGO is active in the area of data protection.
The complaint can be filed both before the relevant Data Protection Authority and also, if the case arises, before a judicial authority. In certain EU Member States, national legislation allows an NGO to lodge a complaint without your mandate.
- Article 80 and Recital (142) of the GDPR