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Data Protection Act 2000 (DSG 2000)

Legal basis for the data protection aspects

Data protection is a fundamental cornerstone and at the same time basis for eGovernment in Austria. The legal basis for the data protection aspects is the Data Protection Act 2000. Pursuant to Section 1 of the DSG 2000, everyone, also with regard to the respect of his/her privacy and family life, is entitled to non-disclosure of personal data relating to him/her if a protectable interest exists. The existence of such an interest is excluded if data are not accessible to a non-disclosure entitlement due to their general availability or due to their lack of traceability to the person concerned. Other important cornerstones of the DSG 2000 are:

  • Use of data
  • Data security
  • Publication of data processing
  • Rights of persons concerned
  • Legal protection

The DSG 2000 is largely amended with the applicability of the basic regulation on data protection on 25 May 2018 or by an entirely new data protection act.

Further Infomation

Data Protection Act (DSG 2000) on the Website of the Austrian Data Protection Authority (in German)