Data Protection Act – total revision and changes to other data protection legislation

The EU-GDPR not only provides the occasion but also the necessary support to reflect on new principles in terms of data security in order to make business future-proof in a digitized world. The GDPR is already recognized as “best practice” in many companies and is one of the most essential requirements for user confidence in the Internet – in conjunction with the introduction of innovative Internet-based services in a global economy, this supports economic growth.

Implement GDPR compliance in your company. It is your competitive advantage over your competitors.

The GDPR is anchored in the Swiss GDPR. On September 24, 2020, the National Council also approved the long controversial stricter profiling rules (of the SR) and thus prevented the proposal from crashing. The compromise proposal for the profiling rules that has now been adopted means that a distinction is made between “normal” profiling and profiling with “high risk”. For the latter, the data subject’s express consent is required.

The present draft law aims to strengthen data protection – how?

  • Improvement of the transparency in data processing, control options for the data subjects
  • Increasing the sense of responsibility, e.g. through the obligation to start planning new ones Data processing systems to consider compliance with data protection regulations. Training courses for employees are also intended to raise awareness of the dangers of cyber attacks.
  • Facilitation of international data transfer.
  • Promotion and development of new economic sectors in the field of digitization.
  • Supervision of compliance with data protection standards by the FDPIC.