BATLINER WANGER BATLINER Attorneys at Law Ltd. offers legal advice and representation before all courts and public authorities in Liechtenstein. Activities cover all fields of litigation in which lawyers operate.

Data protection in general

We protect the interests of our customers if their privacy is infringed, so if their personal data is processed illegally (e. g. data are unlawfully collected, used, or disclosed). We also support ...

Data protection in general

We protect the interests of our customers if their privacy is infringed, so if their personal data is processed illegally (e. g. data are unlawfully collected, used, or disclosed). We also support our clients in the exercise of their rights and represent them vis-à-vis companies and authorities. We also advise our customers on how they can protect their own data. Data protection is an everyday topic, whether in business, at work or privately.

We advise companies in dealing with all data protection regulations. This includes typical topics such as how a company has to organise itself, general data processing, how sensitive data is to be handled, who has access to data, what kind of data can be passed on to whom, what has to be considered when passing on data to authorities, how to deal with errors or complaints, and much more. We prepare the necessary (internal) documents, sensitize or train employees.

Articles on data protection by Dr. Philipp Mittelberger:

  • The automatic exchange of information as a new form of data retention (November 2015)
  • Reform of data protection in Europe and implications for a small state (September 2015)
  • The relationship between the application of the Data Protection Act and special laws, using the SPG area as an example (September 2013)
  • Constitutionality of data retention in Liechtenstein? (March 2012)
  • Data protection opportunities and risks of cloud computing (July 2011)
  • Video surveillance in the light of the Constitution (September 2008)
  • Consent as a central element of data protection law (December 2006)
  • The Liechtenstein Data Protection Act – an introduction (June 2003)

These essays can be found here:

General Data Protetion Regulation (GDPR)

We have over fifteen years of experience in the field of data protection, going back before the GDPR came into force. The GDPR entails many changes: starting with the substantive or ...

General Data Protetion Regulation (GDPR)

We have over fifteen years of experience in the field of data protection, going back before the GDPR came into force.

The GDPR entails many changes: starting with the substantive or geographical scope, the new and developed rights of data subjects, the obligations of companies (risk-based approach, documentation, data protection impact assessment, notification of data breaches of data breaches, records of processing activities, appointment of a data protection officer, etc.) or the new supervisory mechanism, which will be Europeanised. We advise companies on how to implement the GDPR requirements. In addition to training of employees, training as a data protection officer or the said records, we support companies with regard to conformity with the GDPR.

The GDPR now also offers the possibility of drafting codes of conduct, by professional associations. We draw up such rules of conduct or, if necessary, also act as (external) data protection officer.

We advise both professional associations as well as small and large companies implementing for the GDPR.

We also advise companies with special questions regarding the legal situation in Liechtenstein with regard to the GDPR (implementation in the new Data Protection Act and adaptation of the special laws).

We offer in-house training and provide general or specific advice. We represent our clients before all the Data Protection Authorities and in related proceedings.

An essay on the first experiences with the GDPR in Liechtenstein (published at the end of December 2018 can be downloaded here, in German only.

Further links:
– Data Protection Authority of Liechtenstein: www.datenschutzstelle.li
– Data Protection Association in Liechtenstein: www.dsv.li
– European Data Protection Board: www.edpb.europa.eu
– German Association of Data Protection Officers (BvD): www.bvdnet.de
– Association of Austrian Data Protection Officers: www.privacyofficers.at

Protection of personality and human rights

We support and represent our customers if they have been violated in their fundamental rights. This applies not only to domestic authorities or in proceedings before the State Court, but also to ...

Protection of personality and human rights

We support and represent our customers if they have been violated in their fundamental rights. This applies not only to domestic authorities or in proceedings before the State Court, but also to the European Court of Human Rights. In addition, we also represent our clients vis-à-vis any media if they see themselves violated by public reporting or contributions to social networks.