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Convention 108 Signed 28/01/81
  Ratified 30/03/88
National Constitution   Constitutional clause of Article 1, Sections 1-3, Data Protection Act 2000
Specific National Legislation   Federal Act concerning the Protection of Personal Data – Implementation of Directive 95/46/EC
Länder Legislation
Enacted  
17/08/99
Scope Manual Processing Yes

 
Non Natural person Yes

 
Public or private sector Both
Registration or Notification   All data (Important exceptions)
Special Authorisation for Exportation   Some data
Data Protection Authority
 
  Data Protection Authority (Datenschutzbehörde)
Geschäftsstelle der Datenschutzkommission
Hohenstaufengasse 3 A 1010 WIEN
Tel: 43 1 - 531 15 25 25 Fax: 43 1 - 531 15 26 90
Email: dsk@dsk.gv.at
Website: http://www.dsk.gv.at/