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Revision of the Data Protection Ordinance: Federal Council opens consultation procedure

In the 2020 autumn session, parliament passed the new Data Protection Act (DPA). In order for this to enter into force, the corresponding implementing provisions in the Ordinance to the Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP) must be adapted. At its meeting on 23 June 2021, the Federal Council opened the consultation process. This will last until 14 October 2021.
Source: Federal press release

Three Years of the EU Data Protection Regulation: “As an entrepreneur, it feels like you always have one foot in prison”.

NZZ, 25 May 2021 The EU law has an indirect impact on Switzerland because it applies to all companies that sell products and services to the EU. The EU has given data protection authorities a powerful tool of enforcement – in particular the possibility of fines, and at a level that hurts even the big […]

The end of the framework agreement with the EU: What does this mean for data protection?

Switzerland has revised its new data protection law and brought it into line with the European data protection law (EU-DSGVO). The EU would now have to recognise the level of data protection here as equivalent, which is actually already overdue.

After the Federal Council broke off negotiations for a new framework agreement with the EU last Wednesday, the question now arises as to the impact on Swiss data protection. Swiss companies now fear that the EU will refuse recognition. This could, on the one hand, prohibit the processing of customer-related data from the EU and, on the other hand, impose new hurdles.