LAUX LAWYERS AG POLICY ALERT: Overview of the New Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA) – requirements and implementation measures
The Swiss Federal Parliament adopted the revised Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA) on September 25, 2020. It is expected to be in force and effectiv as of January 1, 2022. Here you will find our overview of the requirements and main implementation measures.
New Data Protection Act (DSG) and Cloud Usage
Thomas Steiner presented at the "Swiss Cloud Day for SMEs" on the topic of "New Swiss Federal Data Protection Act and Cloud Use" and discussed new obligations for cloud customers and cloud providers. Challenges are, in particular, information obligations, data security and requirements for data processing agreements. Here's the slide deck (in German).
Consent in data protection – why it is often not needed
To ensure that the processing of personal data is not unlawful, it requires justification in some cases. The consent of the data subject is one possible approach - but by far not always the most reasonable in the private sector. You can find out more about "consent" in Marc Feldmann's article for the WEKA Data Protection Newsletter (July/August), which is now online.
LAUX LAWYERS AG Policy Alert: Swiss–U.S. Privacy Shield according to FDPIC no longer a suitable basis for the transfer of personal data to the U.S.
Swiss FDPIC follows CJEU's lead following Schrems II and strikes U.S. from the Swiss List of States with adequate level of data protection. Here's our analysis.
Data Protection Overview – Switzerland
In this Note written for the OneTrust DataGuidance platform, Thomas Steiner gives an overview of the fundamentals of Swiss data protection law. The Note already considers changes introduced by the revised Federal Data Protection Act, which is expected to enter into force in 2021.
Move to the cloud as a law firm
As a law firm with a digital heartbeat, we've completed our move to the cloud this spring, thus allowing our advisors to securely and safely work from home during these special times. Marc Feldmann captured the corresponding migration for his recent presentation at our migration partner, Innobit.
Working Paper Data Portability Swiss Data Alliance
In collaboration with other organizations, Swiss Data Alliance has drawn up a guideline on data portability in the spirit of a data policy "as a service" in order to prepare companies and administrations in Switzerland for future discussions on this important topic. On 26 June, Christian Laux presented the corresponding working paper to the ERFA Group on Data Protection of renowned insurance companies. The slides of the presentation now are available online.