When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enters into effect next year, the European Union will be subject to uniform data protection law for the first time. As of May 2018, the GDPR will largely replace national data protection laws and be directly applicable in all EU Member States. Not only will the GDPR impose stricter requirements, it will also entail substantially higher penalties.

Attorney-at-law Lukas Feiler and university professor Nikolaus Forgó have now authored the first Austrian commentary on the GDPR. "It is crucial for companies to deal with the new provisions at an early stage and to prepare their implementation already in the transitional period", Lukas Feiler explains their motivation to author the book. The head of the IT team of the international law firm Baker McKenzie in Vienna is one of Austria's leading data protection experts.

420 pages long, the book does not only provide a commentary on all provisions; a preceding introduction to practical use gives answers to central questions such as: What measures should you already take now? Do you need a data protection officer? What penalties could you be facing?

Jan Philipp Albrecht, member of the European Parliament and correspondent with respect to the GDPR, prefaced the commentary: "This commentary presents an excellent opportunity to work one's way into the provisions of the GDPR, which will directly apply throughout the EU in the future, and to get an initial legal classification of the provisions."

Commentary "EU-Datenschutz-Grundverordnung" (EU General Data Protection Regulation)

Authors:  Attorney-at-law Dr. Lukas Feiler, SSCP CIPP/E, head of Baker McKenzie's IT team in Vienna, Fellow of the Stanford-Vienna Transatlantic Technology Law Forum;
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó, university professor for IT law and legal informatics at Leibniz University of Hannover, Honorary Professor for information law and legal theory at the University of Vienna
Publishing house:  Verlag Österreich
ISBN:    978-3-7046-7580-4
Cover:    Hard cover
Number of pages:  420 pages
Price:    EUR 79

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