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.
Data Protection and Data Ethics: the Controversy About Contact Tracing Apps
The use of so-called contact tracing apps for the purpose of containing the corona epidemic has been the subject of controversial discussions in recent weeks. Ultimately, it is a matter of feeling which approach – centralized or decentralized – is to be preferred. The article by Thomas Steiner in the WEKA Data Protection newsletter of June is now online.
Use of IT services by a cantonal hospital
Christian Laux spoke at the first "Infosec Health Digital Forum on Data Protection" about the use of IT services by cantonal hospitals (or other service providers) and discussed the legal questions and answers that arise in this context. The corresponding slides are now online.
COVID-19: Governance model for digital proximity tracing
An independent group, including Christian Laux, has developed a governance framework to protect our civil liberties in the use of tracing apps, which is currently being hotly debated as the lockdown is loosened and which is challenging our civil society.
Digital assemblies are now possible, but are the “big ones” ready for it? Switzerland’s attractiveness as a location for business would benefit.
With the “Ordinance 2 on measures to combat coronavirus (COVID-19)”, it is legally possible to carry out all types of assemblies and meetings entirely digitally in Switzerland for the very first time. This approach, which is unusual for local standards, is initially limited in time until 19 April 2020. It is worth taking a look at the new possibilities. A classification of Art. 6a COVID-19-Ordinance.
New Microsoft Data Protection Rules
Effective as of January 2020, Microsoft has moved all data protection related terms from their “Online Services Terms (OST)” document to a new separate document called Online Services Data Protection Addendum (DPA). Read more about the update in our current Policy Alert.