Under the broader topic "Information society" the BIM currently works on statements and studies on data protection.
Data protection issues have gained in relevance over the last years and are related to several other human rights areas - such as measures taken in combatting trafficking in human beings or data collection about discrimination.
In addition, data protection is part of the Mulit Annual Framework of the European Fundamental Rights Agency, BIM is involved in ongoing reporting on this topic for the FRA through its participation in the FRALEX network.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation organised a Conference on the 9th and 10th of November 2012 and ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Hannes Tretter participated. Enclosed you will find the paper for the lecture.
The event is held in German. Please switch to German Version on the website.
The Karl-Renner-Institut and the Department of European, International and Comparative Law, Universitz of Vienna der Universität Wien as well as the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights and the Austrian Data Protection Commission invite to
VON JÄGERN, SAMMLERN UND PIRATEN:
DATENSCHUTZ, NEUE MEDIEN UND TECHNOLOGIEN IN DER EUROPÄISCHEN UNION
Detailed infromation can be found in the attached program.
In July 2011 the BIM finished a study about data security in the transposition of Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC into Austrian law. The conclusion of the study contains a concrete suggestion to a regulation on data security based on §§ 94 para 4 and 102c Telecomunications Act (TKG).
"Open Government Data" means the new and emerging process in which public authorities make data accessible for further use by citizens. In May 2011, the City of Vienna has published its first Open Government applications (http://data.wien.gv.at/), similar projects are currently started in Linz (http://www.linz.at/leben/55497.asp).
At the first Open Government Data conference which took place in June in Vienna Christof Tschohl, data protection expert at the BIM, talked about the topic from a fundamental rights perspective.
Investigations of child pornography by no means limited with Federal Minister Bures' data retention proposal
Vienna (APA) - The apprehension of the Justice Department that the draft law on data retention "makes it more difficult or even impossible" to combat child pornography (APA report 14/02/2011) is based, at best, on a misunderstanding. This says Hannes Tretter, Professor of Fundamental and Human Rights at the University of Vienna and Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM), which was commissioned by BMVIT with the preparation of the draft amendment of the Telecommunications Act "Telekommunikationsgesetz" (TKG).