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General Data Protection Regulation

BIM presents on its website legal opinions of eminent data protection experts concerning important topics of the new General Data Protection Regulation and its effects on the Austrian legal situation, for discussion and comments. These opinions will be published from July 2016 onwards in more or less monthly intervals.

The method of publication on the BIM website was chosen in order to bring about, as timely as possible after the official publication of the GDPR, intensive discussion on the “correct” understanding of important topics of the GDPR. This is also why reactions to the published opinions are most welcome. The authors of the texts will be happy to take up your comments and will contact you for possible additions or revisions of the published texts. An address for sending comments will be available with each of the published texts.

We hope for a lively and fruitful discussion, leading finally to well founded and balanced legal opinions, having in mind also the specificities of Austrian data protection law and their further relevance under the new legal framework.

Waltraut Kotschy: “Purpose limitation and lawful further processing", June 2016 (only German version available)

Sonja Dürager / Waltraut Kotschy: "Modifications concerning declarations of consent", December 2016 (only German version available)

Sonja Dürager / Waltraut Kotschy: "Modifications concerning declarations of consent II", January 2017 (only German version available)

The authors of the text will be happy to receive your comments: waltraut.kotschy@humanrights.at.