Field of activity
Christina Maria Schwaiger is an associate primarily in the field of technology, media and telecommunications (TMC). Her main focus is on data protection. She joined CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz as an associate in May 2019. Before that, she worked for several years at the Austrian Data Protection Authority, where she gained valuable experience in both national and cross-border litigation.
Previous professional experience / training
Christina Maria Schwaiger completed her law studies at the University of Salzburg in 2015. During her studies, she worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Public Law, European Law and International Law, focusing on data protection and IT law. After completing her legal practice at the Favoriten District Court and the Wiener Neustadt Regional Court, she joined the Austrian Data Protection Authority as a lecturer. Her areas of expertise at the national level included the management of complaints procedures and the drafting of opinions on new draft laws. After the head of the Austrian Data Protection Authority took over the chairmanship of the European Data Protection Committee (EDSA), Christina Maria Schwaiger was also entrusted with essential tasks at the European level. During her time with the Authority, she oversaw the EDSA's International Transfer Expert Group and participated as a member of this group in the second annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shields in October 2018.
During her time with the Data Protection Authority, she also successfully completed her bachelor's degree in business law and the basic training of the general administrative service (in accordance with the basic training regulation of the Federal Chancellery).
Christina Maria Schwaiger regularly gives lectures in the field of data protection law and writes scholarly articles in the same field. She also lectures the postgraduate course "Data Protection and Privacy" at the Danube University Krems.