Austrian Laws and Ordinances

On this page, you will find inofficial English translations of legal texts relevant for data protection and privacy in Austria. We have a much larger collection of legal texts in German on our German page.

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  • All these translations are an unofficial aid for our readers. They have been made with great care, but linguistic compromises were unavoidable. Only the original German version is valid in any legal dispute.
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The Austrian Federal Constitutional Law

The Austrian federal constitutional law (Bundes-Verfassungsgesetz - B-VG) is available free of charge in English.

Get it from the page of Austrian laws in English from the Austrian legal information system.

Datenschutzgesetz 2000 - DSG 2000

This law is the current data protection act, the foundation of data protection law in Austria. It has been in force since 1 January 2000.