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European Court Says Austrian DPA Not independent

The European Court of Justice held on October 16, 2012 that Austria’s data protection authority is not sufficiently independent, and therefore fails to comply with the requirements of the European data protection directive. The Court found that Austria’s DPA has too many links to the Austrian Federal Chancellery and that the EU Data Protection Directive’s requirement of “complete independence” is violated.