Data Protection Law

Austria

The law firm for data protection law 

In an increasingly networked world, in which cloud solutions, international data exchange, artificial intelligence, profiling etc. play an ever-greater role, data protection law is immensely important. Today, everyday business life is simply unimaginable without these data applications and the regulations of the Data Protection Basic Regulation (GDPR) present companies with great challenges and obligations. If mistakes are made, high penalties threaten, but these can be avoided with appropriate advice.  

CMS: Industry know-how in data protection law 

Our approach to consulting combines legal specialization with a deep understanding of industry- and application-specific requirements and concepts. We support you to design your business models and internal and external processes in accordance with data protection regulations. 

Rely on an experienced and versatile partner 

Our data protection lawyers offer you knowledgeable advice about: 

  • the development and negotiation of group-wide, company, divisional or process-related data protection and compliance concepts; 
  • the examination of contracts, especially in the IT sector; 
  • representation in proceedings before the data protection authority and courts; 
  • regulatory investigations; 
  • outsourcing; 
  • cloud computing; and 
  • internal investigations. 

You will benefit from our many years of experience in advising and representing national and international companies from a wide range of industries. 

Get to know our team of data protection law experts here

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20/11/2020
Domin­ik Stella pro­moted to at­tor­ney-at-law for la­bour law and em­ploy­ee...
With Domin­ik Stella on board, CMS Vi­enna fur­ther ex­pands its core com­pet­en­cies in la­bour law. He com­bines leg­al ex­pert­ise with sound tech­nic­al know­ledge to provide cli­ents with tail­or-made sup­port and...
20 November 2020
United States Sen­ate passes Anti-Dop­ing Le­gis­la­tion
On 16 Novem­ber 2020, the United States Sen­ate passed le­gis­la­tion that would al­low the pro­sec­u­tion in the US of dop­ing of­fences at in­ter­na­tion­al sport­ing events in which Amer­ic­an ath­letes, spon­sors, or...
27/07/2020
Ugh tilts the "Eu-Us-Pri­vacy Shield" | Eu Stand­ard Con­tract Clauses re­main...
In the long-awaited rul­ing "Face­book vs. Schrems" (ECJ C-311/18), the European High Court has now ruled that trans­fer­ring per­son­al data from the EU to the USA on the basis of the data pro­cessing agree­ment...
16 November 2020
Schrems II re­vis­ited: the European data au­thor­ity pub­lishes draft guid­ance...
On 11 Novem­ber 2020, the European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) pub­lished two re­com­mend­a­tions that provide guid­ance to com­pan­ies on how to as­sess data trans­fers after the ECJ’s Schrems II de­cision:...
23/03/2020
Data pro­tec­tion dur­ing the COV­ID-19 emer­gency
COV­ID-19 in­ev­it­ably leads to a situ­ation in which com­pan­ies and au­thor­it­ies more fre­quently pro­cess per­son­al health data with­in the mean­ing of Art. 9 GDPR, which ac­cord­ing to the GDPR en­joy in­creased...
10 November 2020
Reg­u­lat­ing high-risk AI: EU Par­lia­ment calls for a new civil li­ab­il­ity...
On the 19 Oc­to­ber 2020, the European Par­lia­ment (“EP”) ad­op­ted pro­pos­als on reg­u­la­tion of Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence (“AI”) pre­pared by the EP’s Com­mit­tee on Leg­al Af­fairs (“JURI Com­mit­tee”)...
21/02/2020
Data pro­tec­tion vs. com­pet­i­tion law: Round 1
The ques­tion of wheth­er com­pet­it­ors or as­so­ci­ations can warn of GDPR in­fringe­ments on the basis of com­pet­i­tion law is now a mat­ter for the courts in nu­mer­ous coun­tries. In Aus­tria, the Su­preme Court re­cently...
08 October 2020
Ger­many tries again to rat­i­fy Uni­fied Pat­ent Court-Agree­ment
A bill for ap­prov­al of the Agree­ment on the Uni­fied Pat­ent Court (UPCA), le­gis­la­tion that would al­low Ger­many to rat­i­fy this con­ven­tion and to par­ti­cip­ate in this in­ter­na­tion­al pat­ent court sys­tem, was...
01/03/2019
Im­pact of Brexit on data trans­fers between the EU and the UK
The com­ing Brexit con­fronts many en­tre­pren­eurs and prac­ti­tion­ers alike with dif­fi­cult data pro­tec­tion prob­lems. Here we fo­cus on the meas­ures cross-bor­der com­pan­ies need to take to re­main com­pli­ant with...
18 September 2020
How will in­valid­ity of the Pri­vacy Shield and new rules for Stand­ard Con­trac­tu­al...
In a re­cent rul­ing, the EU Court of Justice struck down the EU-US Pri­vacy Shield and, though it ruled that stand­ard con­trac­tu­al clauses re­main val­id for trans­fers of per­son­al data out­side the EEA, in­ter­preted...
01/01/2018
New times, new is­sues
Our mod­ern in­form­a­tion so­ci­ety is con­fron­ted time and again with new ques­tions – ques­tions that arise from the de­vel­op­ment of new tech­no­lo­gies, ques­tions to which there are no stand­ard­ised leg­al an­swers...
22 July 2020
Around 1600 view­ers re­gister for live video stream of com­puter soft­ware...
The En­larged Board of the European Pat­ent Of­fice re­cently heard or­al ar­gu­ments con­cern­ing pat­entab­il­ity of a com­puter soft­ware in­ven­tion. This rare event was video streamed to over 1600 pat­ent stake­hold­ers...