Joining host Brian Hengesbaugh this episode is Dr. Lukas Feiler, a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Vienna office. Brian and Lukas discuss breach notification in Austria under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Specifically, how to deal with the 72-hour requirement and some of the related strategic decisions.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • What happens when Austrian data protection authorities follow up on a data breach notification
  • Whether having a “file early, file often” approach is beneficial or detrimental when it comes to potential data breaches
  • What the authorities focus on the most during their investigations and how a company can get all the formalities right
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Brian provides advice on global data privacy, data protection, cybersecurity, digital media, direct marketing information management, and other legal and regulatory issues. He is Chair of Baker McKenzie's Global Data Privacy and Security group.


Dr. Lukas Feiler, SSCP, CIPP/E, has more than eight years of experience in IP/IT and is a partner and head of the IP and IT team at Baker McKenzie • Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG in Vienna. He is a lecturer for data protection law at the University of Vienna Law School and for IT compliance at the University of Applied Science Wiener Neustadt.

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