The General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 - GDPR) has been in force since 25 May 2018 and is directly applicable as an EU regulation in the member states of the European Union. In addition, it has also been applicable law in the member states of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) since 20 July 2018. The GDPR thus replaces the Data Protection Directive (Directive 2002/58/EC) and contributes to the harmonisation of data protection law in the EEA area. Numerous opening clauses enable national legislators to make independent regulations on various individual issues or sub-areas.
With the Data Protection Amendment Act 2018, the Austrian legislator amended the Data Protection Act (DSG, previously DSG 2002) as well as various other material laws (including the Research Organisation Act - FOG).
In order to meet the requirements of data protection law, TU Graz has amended the data protection section of the statutes (in German: Satzungsteil Datenschutzordnung) and concluded a framework works agreement (in German: Rahmenbetriebsvereinbarung) to regulate data protection aspects in the area of processing employees' personal data.
In the data protection regulations section of the statutes, the data protection advisory committee for employees (rules of procedure in German: Geschäftsordnung) was set up to pass resolutions and the extended data protection advisory committee (rules of procedure in German: Geschäftsordnung) was set up to advise the rectorate on data protection issues.
In implementation of the legal provisions, TU Graz has established a coordination office on the topic of data protection.
Data protection coordination is part of the Quality Management, Evaluation & Reporting staff unit and is responsible in particular for planning and implementing the data protection strategy.
The Data Protection Coordination is a member of IG Datenschutz (Data Protection Interest Group of Austrian Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences).
TU Graz has appointed x-tention Informationstechnologie GmbH, Römerstraße 80a, 4600 Wels, as external data protection officer.
The tasks of the external data protection officer are to
You can reach the data protection officer at datenschutzbeauftragternoSpam@tugraz.at.
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Members of TU Graz can find all important information on the topic of data protection on the intranet TU4U (in German).