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Johannes Scharf

Attorney-at-Law for data protection law

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Gauermanngasse 2
1010 Vienna
Austria
Languages German, English

Field of activity

Johannes Scharf is a lawyer in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMC) Division. At CMS he works in the IP, TMC, Commercial Department and above all in the areas of data protection law and IT law.

Previous professional experience / Education

Johannes Scharf completed his law studies at the University of Vienna in 2009 with a focus on "Computers and Law". In 2015 he received his doctorate from the University of Vienna in the research area "Artificial Intelligence and Law". In addition to his legal training, Johannes Scharf has many years of professional experience as a software architect and project manager in the IT field. He joined CMS in 2015 as a trainee lawyer.

Publications and articles

He presented the results of his research in the field of "Artificial Intelligence and Law" at academic conferences and wrote several relevant publications.

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Education

  • 2015 - Dr. iur, University of Vienna
  • 2009 - Mag. iur, University of Vienna
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Publications

  • Staber/Scharf, Data protection vs. competition law: Round 1, NetV 2020, 56
  • Scharf/Lichtenberger/Rainer, UPDATE: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and contract fulfilment – What happens if contracts can no longer be properly fulfilled?, CMS (2020)
  • Scharf/Lichtenberger/Rainer, COVID-19 and its contractual impacts under Austrian Law, CMS Law-Now (2020)
  • Scharf/Lichtenberger/Rainer, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and contract fulfilment – What happens if contracts can no longer be properly fulfilled?, CMS (2020)
  • Scharf/Staber, Data protection vs unfair competition law: Round 1, CMS Law-Now (2020)
  • Scharf/Staber, Warnings for GDPR violations – The calm before the storm?, ecolex 2019, 787
  • Datenschutz und Beweis bei Smartcars, in Schweighofer/Kummer/Hötzendorfer/Sorge (Hrsg), Trends und Communities der Rechtsinformatik – Tagungsband des 20. Internationalen Rechtsinformatik Symposions (Data protection and proof for Smart cars, in Schweighofer/Kummer/Hötzendorfer/Sorge (Hrsg), Trends and Communities for legal informatics – Proceedings of the 20th  international legal informatics symposium, German publication) (2017) 581 Scharf/Preiß
  • Modelling the General Data Protection Regulation, in Schweighofer/Kummer/Hötzendorfer/Sorge (Hrsg), Trends und Communities der Rechtsinformatik – Tagungsband des 20. Internationalen Rechtsinformatik Symposions 2017, 139, Agarwal/Kirrane/Scharf
  • Transatlantische Datentransfers nach dem Fall von Safe Harbour (Transatlantic data transfer after the fall of Safe Harbour, German publication), Die Wirtschaft 5/16, 47
  • Künstliche Intelligenz und Recht – Von der Wissensrepräsentation zur automatisierten Entscheidungsfindung (Artificial intelligence and law – from the representation of knowledge to automatic decision making , German publication), 2015
  • Transfer of Personal Data in the Context of Safe Harbor, Juranek/Scharf, CEE Legal Matters 2.4/2015, 77
  • Scharf/Schweighofer, rOWLer – A Rule Engine for Legal Reasoning with Time and Personal Scope, in Galindo/Schweighofer/Serbena (Hrsg), ICAIL Multilingual Workshop on AI & Law Research 2015, 51
  • Wissensrepräsentation und automatisierte Entscheidungsfindung am Beispiel des Kriegsopferversorgungsgesetzes (The representation of knowledge and automatic decision making using the example of the Act on the Welfare of Victims of War, German publication), Dissertation University of Vienna 2015
  • rOWLer – A Hybrid Rule Engine for Legal Reasoning, in Villata/Peroni/Palmirani (Hrsg), Proceedings of the Semantic Web for the Law and Second Jurix Doctoral Consortium Workshops 2014
  • Die Anforderungen an Sprachen zur Formalisierung von Verwaltungsrecht, in Schweighofer/Kummer/Hötzendorfer (Hrsg), Transparenz – Tagungsband des 17. Internationalen Rechtsinformatik Symposions (Thedemands on languages when formalising administrative law, in Schweighofer/Kummer/Hötzendorfer (Hrsg), Transparency – Proceedings of the 17th  international legal informatics symposium, German publication) 2014, 129
  • Abstraktion als Grundlage der automatisierten Vollziehung, in Schweighofer/Kummer/Hötzendorfer (Hrsg), Abstraktion und Applikation – Tagungsband des 16. Internationalen Rechtsinformatik Symposions (Abstractionas a basis for automated execution, in Schweighofer/Kummer/Hötzendorfer (Hrsg), Abstraction und Application – Proceedings of the 16th  international legal informatics symposium, German publication) 2013, 111
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Erschienen im Oktober 2020 in ecolex
Up­date on Trace­ab­il­ity of Data Pro­tec­tion In­fringe­ments Un­der Un­fair Com­pet­i­tion...
Wheth­er en­tre­pren­eurs can le­git­im­ately take ac­tion against com­pet­it­ors for data pro­tec­tion vi­ol­a­tions un­der un­fair com­pet­i­tion law be­cause the GDPR sanc­tion sys­tem is defin­it­ive is a mat­ter of lively...
02/10/2020
CMS sup­ports OeNB as it sets course for fu­ture-proof pay­ments in Aus­tria
Over the past one and a half years, to­geth­er with Pay­ment Ser­vices Aus­tria (PSA), the Oes­ter­reichis­che Na­tion­al­bank (OeNB) (the Aus­tri­an Cent­ral Bank) has laid the found­a­tion for mod­ern­ising the pro­cessing...
27/08/2020
Over­view of De­cisions Taken Un­der GDPR and Com­pet­i­tion Law
The ques­tion of wheth­er warn­ings can be is­sued and claims suc­cess­fully brought un­der the UWG for data pro­tec­tion in­fringe­ments by com­pet­it­ors was a mat­ter of con­cern in the schol­arly lit­er­at­ure and case...
30/07/2020
CMS em­ploy­ment law team pub­lishes a num­ber of new leg­al titles on cur­rent...
From the Corona Hand­book, through a de­tailed ana­lys­is of part-time dis­crim­in­a­tion in col­lect­ive agree­ments, to a prac­tic­al com­ment­ary on the pro­ced­ur­al law of the la­bour and so­cial courts (ASGG): the...
14/04/2020
UP­DATE: COV­ID-19 (Coronavir­us) and con­tract per­form­ance - What hap­pens...
We are pleased to be able to provide you with an up­date in this re­gard in view of the great re­sponse to our 23.3.2020 news­let­ter.  The most fre­quently asked ques­tions con­cerned the leg­al op­tions if...
02 April 2020
COV­ID-19 and its Con­trac­tu­al Im­pacts un­der Aus­tri­an Law
Nu­mer­ous (in­tact) busi­ness re­la­tion­ships are cur­rently fa­cing the prob­lem that ser­vices can no longer be prop­erly provided due to the coronavir­us, which is now also spread­ing in Cent­ral Europe. Above...
23/03/2020
COV­ID-19 (Coronavir­us) and con­tract per­form­ance - What hap­pens if con­tracts...
Nu­mer­ous (in­tact) busi­ness re­la­tion­ships are cur­rently fa­cing the prob­lem that ser­vices can no longer be prop­erly provided due to the coronavir­us, which is now also rampant in Cent­ral Europe. Above all...
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...
25 February 2020
Data Pro­tec­tion vs Un­fair Com­pet­i­tion Law: Round 1
The ques­tion wheth­er com­pet­it­ors or as­so­ci­ations can bring a claim for vi­ol­a­tion of un­fair com­pet­i­tion law in case of in­fringe­ments of the GDPR is cur­rently on the agenda of the courts of nu­mer­ous coun­tries...
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...
28 January 2020
CMS ad­vised GRAPHA-Hold­ing AG on the ac­quis­i­tion of POLY­DATA AG
CMS ad­vised GRAPHA-Hold­ing AG on the ac­quis­i­tion of POLY­DATA AG An in­ter­na­tion­al team of CMS Switzer­land, Aus­tria and Ger­many un­der the lead of Stefan Brunnsch­weiler (CMS Switzer­land) has ad­vised GRAPHA-Hold­ing...
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...