Information for policyholders which states, contrary to the legal situation at the time, that the cancellation of a contract by the policyholder is only possi-ble in writing, does not prevent the starting of the limitation period for the right of cancellation.

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In the present case, the Austrian Data Protection Authority answered in the affirmative the question whether automated license plate recognition for the purpose of billing the use of a parking garage is permissible. The operator of a larger shopping centre (the respondent) provides the use of a parking garage. A camera automatically recorded the registration…

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The Austrian Supreme Court (Oberste Gerichtshof; hereinafter OGH) recently clarified whether the expert opinion of a member of the supervisory board at the expense of a shareholder constitutes an important reason to justify the dismissal of the board member. Pursuant to § 30b (5) Austrian Limited Liability Company Act (Gesetzes über Gesellschaften mit beschränkter Haftung;…

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The Austrian Supreme Court (Oberste Gerichtshof; OGH) recently addressed the question of whether an insult of honour pursuant to § 1330 Austrian General Civil Code (Allgemeines Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch; ABGB) can be justified by the right of shareholders of a stock corporation (Aktiengesellschaft; AG) to information pursuant to § 118 (1) Austrian Stock Corporation Act (Aktiengesetz;…

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The Austrian Supreme Administrative Court (Verwaltungsgerichtshof; hereinafter VwGH) held that the sale of electricity via charging stations and the establishment of such an charging station required for this purpose are not covered by the exemption provision of § 1 (1) No. 20 Austrian Trade Regulation Act 1994 (Gewerbeordnung 1994; GewO 1994) and therefore fall within…

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