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Digital Rights

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 Multi-Annual Framework of the European Fundamental Rights Agency, and BIM is involved in ongoing reporting on this topic for the FRA through its participation in the FRALEX network. 

Conference: "Which (international) law applies in Cyberspace?"

On the occasion of the 42nd Austrian Day of International Law 2017, the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich will hold a conference from 18.05.2017 to 20.05.2017. Conference-topic is: "Which (international) law applies in Cyberspace?" and takes place in the Academy for Political Education in Tutzing.

Dr. Hannes Tretter will give a lecture on "Strategies for dealing with Hate Speech on the Internet" in panel 3 on 19.05.2017.

The german version of the program and the powerpoint presentation of the lecture is attached.


Akademie für Politische Bildung, Tutzing

Successful data protection Twinning project contributes to the start of EU accession negotiations with Montenegro

On 28 June 2012, the final event of the Twinning project “Implementation of Personal Data Protection Strategy” was held in Podgorica with the participation of high-level data protection experts and diplomats from Austria and Slovenia, representatives of the EU Delegation, project stakeholders and project members and Montenegrin experts and decision makers.