New book: Anonymization of judgments
A few days ago, the book on the anonymization of judgments edited by Daniel Huerlimann and Daniel Kettiger was published. The book chapters examine, among other things, what exactly is meant by anonymization, how judgments are anonymized, and how much effort is required to do so. The book, published by Helbing Lichtenhahn Verlag, is available as a freely accessible PDF file (open access) and also in print.
New Swiss Federal Data Protection Act and its Implementation at Retail Companies
At this webinar for the Swiss Retail Federation, Thomas Steiner discussed key requirements of the revised Swiss Federal Data Protection Act and offered practical tips for their implementation at retail companies. Here's the slide deck.
Legal Innovation: Cloud solutions for law firms
In his recent video contribution to the LegalInnovation conference, Christian Laux outlines why law firms can use cloud solutions and what documentation the law firm should prepare (reports on technical and organizational measures including legal opinions). The law firm should choose solutions that do not result in plain-text access to client information during normal operations. The legal framework applicable to lawyers must always strictly be adhered to.
IT Law in the Spring session 2021
Our lawyers need to keep up to date with ongoing discussions and legislative changes in the field of IT law. Here, we have compiled an overview of IT law-related matters as they are currently being dealt with in the current Spring session in the Swiss Parliament. We share this to permit our clients to keep up to date, too.
Contribution by Laux Lawyers on the E-Justice Act quoted in the NZZ
The NZZ of March 3, 2021 published an article on the E-Justice Act (Federal Act on the Platform for Electronic Communication in the Judiciary). The article referred to the contribution “Die Urteilspublikation gehört ins E-Justice-Gesetzt” by Daniel Hürlimann, Christian Laux and three other co-authors. The NZZ article provides a good overview of the controversial points of the E-Justice Act. The consultation period expired by end of February and it is expected that the Federal Council will dispatch the draft bill soon.
Lex Laux: Feelings and IT – it works after all
In his current Lex Laux column, Christian Laux takes an almost philosophical approach to the connection between IT and feelings. Feelings that, for example, sometimes boil up in connection with the current E-ID debate, which is not only helpful for the factual analysis - or maybe it is?