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Please note that CRS checks does not provide Police Certificates/Certificates of the Penal Register (Strafregisterbescheinigung) in Austria.
Austrian Nationals residing in Austria may apply for the Certificate of the Penal Register (Strafregisterbescheinigung) directly at the Polizeikommissariat in Vienna. If you are not located in Vienna, you may apply at your local Bundespolizeidirektion or Burgermeister in other villages, towns, or cities. You will need to fill out the appropriate application and provide an official photo identification document.
You can find the application (in German) and further instruction at the following link:https://www.help.gv.at/Portal.Node/hlpd/public/content/30/Seite.300020.html
Non-residents that need a Certificate of the Penal Register should apply for it at their nearest Austrian Embassy or Consulate.
The Austrian Data Protection Commission, also known as Datenschutzkommision, enforces Data Protection in Austria. The regulation of this protection that Austria follows is based on Directive 95/46/EC that was put in place by the European Union. These provisions are outlined in Austrias Data Protection Act 2000 (Datenschutzgesetz 2000). There are also numerous other laws regulating specific aspects of using and collecting personal data. These include numerous federal guidelines under Bundeslander, Austrian Telecommunications Act (Telekommunikationsgesetz), Austrian Labor Relations Act (Arbeitsverfassungsgesetz), Banking Act (Bankwesengesetz), Trade Regulations Act (Gewerbeordnung), Penal Code (Strafgesetzbuch), Criminal Procedure Code (Strafprozessordnung), and the Police Act (Sicherheitspolizeigesetz).
These laws protect the way that personal data is collected and handled in Austria. It states that individuals should provide consent prior to the collection of data, unless the law suggests otherwise.
- Data can only be collected if it is done so for relevant reasons and not in excess;
Data Protection restrictions are in place for countries within the European Union (EU). They do not allow for the transfer of data to countries outside of the European Union. Due to this restriction, the Safe Harbor was created. When a company becomes Safe Harbor certified, they agree and certify that they will meet the privacy and data protection requirements set forth by the Safe Harbor Directive. CRS checks is Safe Harbor certified, which allows us to obtain information from the EU.
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