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FDPA Part 3 - Chapter 3 - § 60

Right to lodge a complaint with the Federal Commissioner

  1. Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, every data subject shall have the right to lodge a complaint with the Federal Commissioner, if the data subject believes that the processing by public bodies of personal data relating to him or her for the purposes listed in Section 45 infringes his or her rights. This shall not apply to the processing of personal data by courts, if they have processed these data in the context of their judicial activities. The Federal Commissioner shall inform the data subject of the progress and the outcome of the complaint and of the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Section 61.
  2. If a complaint about processing is lodged with the Federal Commissioner instead of the competent supervisory authority in another Member State of the European Union, the Federal Commissioner shall transmit the complaint to the competent supervisory authority without delay. In this case, the Federal Commissioner shall inform the data subject about the transmission of his or her complaint and shall provide further support at the data subject’s request.