(1) Public bodies shall designate a data protection officer. This shall also apply to public bodies as defined in Section 2 (5) which take part in competition.
(2) A single data protection officer may be designated for several public bodies, taking account of their organizational structure and size.
(3) The data protection officer shall be designated on the basis of professional qualities and, in particular, expert knowledge of data protection law and practices and the ability to fulfil the tasks referred to in Section 7.
(4) The data protection officer may be a staff member of the public body, or fulfil the tasks on the basis of a service contract.
(5) The public body shall publish the contact details of the data protection officer and communicate them to the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information.