With regard to the appointment of a data protection officer (§ 5 DSG), the DSG generally does not exceed the provisions of the GDPR.

The DSB refers to the ‘Guidelines on Data Protection Officers’ – Article 29 of the Data Protection Group – to assist with the designation of a Data Protection Officer.

This guideline is available (in German) at the following link:

https://www.dsb.gv.at/documents/22758/112500/Leitlinien_in_Bezug_auf_Datenschutzbeauftragte.pdf/d241f0fd-6908-44fd-a12a-0f861e7a1dfb.

Notification of the Data Protection Officer to the authorities

The DSB must be notified of the appointment of a Data Protection Officer. However, a form for the notification is not yet available.