§ 10 Independence

  1. The Federal Commissioner shall act with complete independence in performing his or her tasks and exercising his or her powers. The Federal Commissioner shall remain free from external influence, whether direct or indirect, and shall neither seek nor take instructions from anybody.
  2. The Federal Commissioner shall be subject to audit by the Bundesrechnungshof as long as this does not affect his or her independence.

Content of the FDPA (new)

Chapter 1 – Legal basis for processing personal data
Sub-chapter 1 – Processing of special categories of personal data and processing for other purposes

Sub-chapter 2 – Special processing situations

Chapter 2 – Rights of the data subject

Chapter 3 – Obligations of controllers and processors

Chapter 4 – Supervisory authorities for data processing by private bodies

Chapter 5 – Penalties

Chapter 6 – Legal remedies

Chapter 1 – Scope, definitions and general principles for processing personal data

Chapter 2 – Legal basis for processing personal data

Chapter 3 – Rights of the data subject

Chapter 4 – Obligations of controllers and processors

Chapter 6 – Cooperation among supervisory authorities

Chapter 7 – Liability and penalties