Privacy in practice with Maximilian Schrems, Michael Mrak and Katharina Nocun

The topic of data protection and GDPR is relevant throughout Europe. That is why FTAPI Software GmbH, together with its partners audatis, impetus and xalevi, is organizing the “1st Austrian Congress: Data Protection in Practice” on February 11th and 12th with top speakers such as data protection lawyer Maximilian Schrems, head of compliance at Casinos Austria Michael Mrak and net activist Katharina Nocun. New regulations for handling data and the first penalties for cyber attacks and violations of the GDPR make data protection and secure data exchange not only a real challenge, but much more a critical success factor for a successful digital future.

Maximilian Schrems knows what the fight for data protection means. In 2011, the Austrian filed his first lawsuit against Facebook while still a student – with success and far-reaching consequences. Finally, in 2015, he initiated the collapse of the safe harbor agreement between the EU and the USA. The activist will speak about his experiences and, above all, his demands for modern data protection as a keynote speaker at the 1st Austrian Congress “Data Protection in Practice”. It will take place in Vienna from 11 to 12 February 2020.

The challenge of Big-Data in times of growing social awareness is also a topic at the conference. Rainer Neumann, former board member of Postbank and Schufa, will give tips on how to delete data. From the perspective of the Austrian supervisory authority, Andreas Zavadil will give a lecture on the challenges of the GDPR and the previous ruling practice. Michael Mrak, Head of Compliance at Casinos Austria and the Austrian Lotteries, shows the connection between the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and comparable international laws. Also included in the scope of application is the presentation by Andreas Rübsam, an expert from TÜV SÜD Sec-IT, who will speak on the requirements for data protection on websites. Further practice-oriented presentations and a suitable supporting program are on the agenda of the event.

FTAPI Software GmbH is organizing the congress together with audatis, impetus management consultancy and xalevi Solutions. Each of the companies is working on special solutions in the field of data protection. All of them bring their know-how and networks to this event. Thus, visitors benefit from the expertise of specialists from all relevant areas of data protection.

The aim of the event is to inform data protection professionals about the requirements of the GDPR in daily practice and to teach participants a practical approach. The event addresses decision-makers, managing directors, data protection officers, IT managers and IT security officers from medium-sized companies, from Austria, but also from Germany.

The 1st Austrian Data Protection Congress will take place in an appropriate ambience. The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration will provide the ballroom 1. Upon request, participants will receive a certificate of specialist knowledge (in accordance with Art. 37 and 38 GDPR), which is particularly relevant for data protection officers to maintain their specialist knowledge.


FTAPI is a German software provider based in Munich. The core product FTAPI SecuTransfer is based on the specially developed SecuPass security technology and stands for simple and secure data exchange, supplemented by data rooms, secure forms and processes.

As a secure content platform, FTAPI enables customers, partners and employees to collaborate on highly sensitive data and access it worldwide.
Used in the right places, FTAPI helps to push digitalization in companies with simple means and to increase the efficiency of work processes significantly. Enormous potentials can be realized without much effort, especially in input management, invoice receipt and sending payslips.

Under the vision of “Securing Digital Freedom”, FTAPI is thus committed to the preservation of the identity of individuals and companies. FTAPI is the market leader in the German-speaking world, but is now used by thousands of companies in over 120 countries.
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