OEZUDAT

[OEZUDAT] Requirements and consequences of the term "publicly available file" from a data protection point of view

 

Project objective:

In the framework of the project "Requirements and consequences of the term "publicly available file" from a data protection point of view" (OEZUDAT), the IRI examines the question of whether a credit check database has to be considered as a "publicly available file" according to § 28 Sec. 2 Austrian Federal Act concerning the Protection of Personal Data (DSG 2000) and whether the person(s) concerned have a right of objection that amounts to their request for the deletion of this data.

The IRI publish publications containing general information on data protection issues regarding the practise of credit check services including a comparative legal analysis of German and European Law (especially regarding Article 14 of  Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data). The project has been assigned to the IRI by an Austrian credit check service.

Project publications

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó, Mag. Markus Kastelitz, LL.M. Das Widerspruchsrecht gemäß § 28 Abs 2 DSG 2000, jusIT 2009/11, 18.
Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó, Mag. Markus Kastelitz, LL.M. Das Widerspruchsrecht gemäß § 28 Abs 2 DSG 2000 - eine Analyse, in Jahnel (Hrsg), Jahrbuch für Datenschutzrecht und E-Government 2009, im Erscheinen.

Project data

Supporting institution: An Austrian credit check service
Funding: 20,000 EUR
Project duration: July - October 2008
Project partners/associates: Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó, Mag. Markus Kastelitz, LL.M.