In this section, the BIM presents legal remarks by well-known data protection experts on important questions of the new Basic Data Protection Act and its effects on the Austrian legal situation for discussion and comment. The publications will be from July 2016 onwards on a monthly basis.
This form of publication was chosen in order to initiate the debate on the "correct" understanding of the GMO regulations as promptly as possible to announce the Basic Regulation. For this reason reactions to the comments are also very welcome. The authors will gladly accept your suggestions and if you wish to include your comments in the published texts please contact you. An address for the receipt of comments can be found in the respective published contribution.
We hope for a lively and fruitful discussion, which will ultimately lead to well-founded and balanced legal opinions, which also take into account the specific features of the Austrian data protection law and deal with the further relevance of these peculiarities.
All publications are available in german only.