Data Protection at the Tyrolean Cableway Conference

Data protection is one of the topics at this year’s Tyrolean Cableway Conference on October 5th, 2017 in Mayrhofen. The Conference is organised by the Tyrol Chamber of Commerce.

The new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) imposes a comprensive range of obligations on enterprises. It will be directly applicable as from May 25th, 2018. From then on violations of the GDPR will be punishable by massive penalties of up to EUR 20 million or 4% of an enterprise’s global annual turnover. This means that implementing the GDPR isn’t an option, it is a compulsory requirement for every businees. And the time left to implement the new requirements is getting short.

Cableway companies are certainly also among those who save a lot of data, notably of guests that have skipasses. This data is personalised and sometimes also includes biometric data (face recognition). Skipasses also make it possible to generate movement profiles since they are registered every time a lift is used. This means that is is possible to determine when (on which days) a guest was in a ski resort and where he was.

For this reason lawyer George Huber will conduct a workshop “New Data Protection Regulations” at the Tyrolean Cableway Conference. Firstly he will provide an overall picture of the demands made by the GDPR and explain what cableway enterprises have to look out for. This will include questions on the use of photos on skipasses, piste cameras, face recognition at skipass checkpoints, video surveillance or the distribution of newsletters.

In addition to the GDPR, the upcoming Austrian Data Protection Act, which will enter into force at the same time as the GDPR on May 25, 2018, contains provisions on the use of photos and video cameras. George Huber will also take a look at this issue.

After his prestation he will be availabe to answer particpants’ questions.

Georg Huber spoke on the GDPR at the Wattens Workshop on April 27, 2017 and at the WIFI Innsbruck on 8 June, 2017.
Read more: Workshop Werkstätte Wattens and  Datenschutz NEU – WIFI 

A brief overview of the GDPR can be found here: Datenschutz neu – ein Damoklesschwert

Einladung Tiroler Seilbahntag 2017

Beschreibung Workshop Seilbahntag (PDF)

Website WK Tirol