Digitalized consultation with a doctor and use of the cloud
Applications related to the digitalized consultation with a doctor must meet the highest demands in terms of availability, performance and stability of the services. The use of mature cloud solutions is an increasingly chosen option to meet these needs. In an article published in the journal sic!, Thomas Steiner shows that doctors and hospitals can use mature cloud solutions - contrary to a trend in the current public debate - in compliance with data protection law and while preserving medical confidentiality.
The Revised Swiss FDPA and the GDPR
At this DataGuidance webinar, Thomas Steiner and co-panelist François Charlet discussed how the revised Swiss Federal Data Protection Act compares to the GDPR, and where nuances or stricter requirements may require changes to data protection programs. Here's the slide deck with practical compliance tips.
Statement of the Swiss FDPIC on data transfer to the USA: Analysis and recommendations for action
In this contribution to the WEKA Data Protection newsletter, Thomas Steiner discusses the Swiss FDPIC's statement on data transfers from Switzerland to the U.S. and provides recommendations on the use of SCC going forward.
The publication of judgments belongs in the E-Justice Act
In the December issue of the Richterzeitung, an article by Daniel Hürlimann, Christian Laux and three other authors was published suggesting that the publication of judgments should be included in the E-Justice Act. The E-Justice Act is in the consultation phase until mid-February. Unfortunately, the Federal Council has missed the opportunity to include the publication of judgments in the law. It is to be hoped that this will change by the draft stage. Otherwise, the topic would still have to be included in the law as a result of the parliamentary deliberations.
New EU Standard Contractual Clauses
The European Commission has published a draft of the updated standard contractual clauses. The new clauses represent a step forward in terms of content, but are difficult to understand in terms of presentation. We offer a free software-based remedy and help you compare the variants of the new clauses.
Information Security Regulation in the Financial and Insurance Industries – U.S. and Swiss Laws
Thomas Steiner and Co-panelists Jacqueline Cooney and Martin Pauli-Burckhardt discussed current challenges and new developments in information security regulation in the financial and insurance industries at the (virtual) Privacy+Security Forum on 23 October 2020. In the U.S., new developments in this area of law include the cybersecurity regulations from the NY Department of Financial Services and the FTC seeking comments on its Safeguards Rule. Important emerging trends in Swiss law include new breach notification laws, a revised Federal Data Protection Act, and new Guidance on cyber attack notifications introduced by the Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority FINMA.