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Data protection requirements

Article 20 deals with data protection requirements. Under subparagraph 1(a), personal data may be communicated between the competent authorities of each party for the purposes of the Agreement but subparagraph 1(b) provides that the data must be treated as confidential in the same manner as like information obtained under domestic legislation. Subparagraph 1(d) imposes obligations on communicating bodies to ensure that data communicated is up-to-date and accurate (with a duty to delete or correct inaccurate data), and to ensure that the communication is necessary and proportionate having regard to the purpose of the communication.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 10 Austria

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